Department of Defense Education Activity

Fort Benning Schools

Superintendent Message

Welcome back parents, students, and staff!

As the Community Superintendent for the Georgia/Alabama Community, I am excited about starting a new school year in partnership with Fort Benning, Fort Rucker, and Maxwell AFB. All of the schools within the Georgia/Alabama Community will begin on August 8th and I have plans to visit each school within the first week. I am extremely excited to see all of the smiling faces and welcome our new students and faculty!

Throughout the Georgia/Alabama Community, we encompass 7 schools that are divided among 3 installations. We have 5 elementary schools and 2 middle schools with an enrollment total of approximately 3,300 students. Even though we do not host any high schools, we proudly work with the neighboring communities to ensure all of our children receive the best education possible.

I am happy to announce that we are welcoming parents back into the schools this year as volunteers and to participate in special activities and events with their children. As the DoDEA COVID Guidance changes, we will continue to update our parents and staff to ensure we are following all COVID mitigation strategies. We are looking forward to a great year and I am so proud to be part of this amazing community.

LISA B.  COLEMAN, Ph.D.
GA/ AL Community Superintendent DoDEA Americas Southeast District

National Blue Ribbon Schools

National Blue Ribbon Schools

September 16, 2022 Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools have been recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Recognition Programs
National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15

September 12, 2022 Hispanic Heritage observations began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and were expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. The expansion was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
Observances
PAEMST Call for Nominations

PAEMST Call for Nominations

September 12, 2022 Nominate your favorite 7-12th grade Math or Science teacher for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Nominations accepted until January 9, 2023.
Academic
DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness

DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness

September 01, 2022 DoDEA is actively involved in Suicide Prevention activities and has a variety of resources available to support students in crisis.
Education, Resources, Students and Staff, Observances

School Hours

Grade Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
PreK (AM Session) 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.           8:30 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
PreK (PM Session) 12:45 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. 12:45  p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Grades K - 5 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Grades 6 - 8 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Early release is the 2nd Tuesday of each month.


Information for PCSing Families

Transferring to Fort Benning Schools

If you are PCS-ing to Fort Benning, you can be assured we are doing our part in strengthening Fort Benning through excellence in education. To obtain this distinguished honor, the Fort Benning community demonstrated that it is truly one of partnership throughout. The Fort Benning Schools are a very integral part of this partnership. Building futures in a supportive community of learners, we offer a quality education to dependents of military members from prekindergarten through eighth grade. High school students attend local county high schools.

Sponsors of students transferring to Fort Benning Schools are required to provide verification of active duty status, and proof of on-post residency before a child may be registered. Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten require a certified birth certificate before registration can be accepted.

Preschool Children ages three and four years with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or speech-language problems may be eligible for special education services. If you have concerns you may contact:

  • Preschoolers: Special Education Office at 706-545-8263
  • Infants and toddlers, ages 0-2: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835

If you have additional questions contact us at 706-545-7276.

Transferring from Fort Benning Schools 

If you are PCSing from Ft. Benning Schools to another school district, please notify the school so that your child's records can be sent to your next duty location.

Free Tutoring Services

Tutor.com is now available at no cost to active duty DoD service members through a DoD Voluntary Education Pilot Program. To learn more, go to Tutor.com.

Feedback & Improvement

DoD's Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE)

The ICE system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). It allows customers to submit online comment cards to rate the service providers they have encountered at military installations and related facilities around the world. It is designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels of services provided through reports and customer comments.


Students that do not reside on post and high school students residing on and off the installation (Grades 9-12) attend local county schools: 

Community Contacts
Name Position Position Description Phone Number
Logistics Manager Logistics Manager 706-545-8241
Facilities Manager Facilities Manager 706-545-8268
Transportation (706) 545-2124
School Meals Program Director 706-545-8266

Fort Benning Community Schools

Stowers ES


Principal

School Address
7791 Stowers Drive Bldg 9610
Fort Benning, GA 31905-7402
Phone: 706-544-2312

Faith MS


Principal

School Address
1375 Ingersoll St Bldg 1375
Fort Benning, GA 31905-7200
Phone: 706-545-0310
Fax: 706-545-7800
DSN Phone: 835-0310
DSN Fax: 706-545-7800

White ES


Principal

School Address
9431 Custer Road Bldg 3030
Fort Benning, GA 31905
Phone: 762-524-6560

McBride ES


Principal

School Address
8270 Custer Road Bldg 11310
Fort Benning, GA 31905-7402
Phone: 706-626-4940
Fax: 706-544-9299
DSN Phone: 835-9411

Dexter ES


Principal

School Address
99 Yeager Ave Bldg 1400
Fort Benning, GA 31905-6522
Phone: 762-524-6490
Fax: 706-545-9106
DSN Phone: 835-3424