Department of Defense Education Activity

Georgia/Alabama Community

Six questions about the Return to School with Director Tom Brady

Six questions about the Return to School with Director Tom Brady

July 22, 2020 DoDEA Director, Tom Brady, answers 6 questions about the return to school.
Americas Return to School SY 2020-21

Americas Return to School SY 2020-21

July 15, 2020 As parents and students prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the DoDEA Americas Director wanted to provide an update on the progress DoDEA has made to safely and effectively implement teaching and learning this coming school year.
DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates in Southeast District

DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates in Southeast District

July 13, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director has approved the shifting of school openings for the DoDEA Southeast District schools in close coordination with installation commanders, the local senior military leadership, and DoDEA Southeast District and DoDEA Americas Regional leadership.
PressRoom

Welcome from the Community Superintendent, GA/AL Community

As the Community Superintendent for the Georgia/Alabama Community, I welcome you to School Year 2019-2020 and I am excited to work with an outstanding group of teachers, support staff, and leaders as we provide high-quality education for the military-connected students. Our Blueprint for Continuous Improvement is our strategic plan which directs our actions and strategies used for success.

As a learning organization, our continuous improvement is focused on increased effectiveness to make a positive impact on the educational experiences of our stakeholders, more specifically, the students. Within the last several years, our shift to a standards-based educational system and changes to our structure are deliberate steps toward academic excellence. Our military-connected children deserve and receive our best efforts as they grow and develop and it is my pleasure to serve them and their families. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and support as we embrace our continuous improvement.

Throughout the Georgia/Alabama Community, we encompass 8 schools that are divided among the installations of Fort Benning, Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base. We have 6 elementary schools and 2 middle schools with an enrollment total of approximately 3,559 students. Even though we do not host any high schools, we proudly work with the neighboring communities to ensure all of our children receive a smooth transition into high school.

I am looking forward to a new and exciting year!

Curriculum and Standards

In keeping with our mission to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Blueprint for Continuous Improvement provide the framework for academic excellence.  DoDEA schools will transition to College and Career Ready (CCR) standards in mathematics and literacy in a phased approach over the next five years. Learn more about CCR standards.

The GA/AL community schools do not provide all grade level programs.  Dependent students living on the military installations attend schools operated by the Local Education Agency in the civilian community for grade levels not offered by DoDEA Americas.


Special Education

Special Education services are available to all students including preschoolers. If you have concerns regarding your child's academic, physical, social, or language development, you may contact your child's teacher or the principal. Preschool children ages three and four years with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or speech-language problems may be eligible for services.

Contact the Special Education Office

  • Fort Benning:  706-545-5520
  • Fort Rucker: 334-255-2822
  • Maxwell AFB: 334-953-7804
  • Fort Benning: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835
  • Fort Rucker: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-255-7237
  • Maxwell AFB: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-953-4953


Recent News

Dexter First Grader Wins Fire Prevention Poster Contest

November 04, 2019
A Dexter Elementary School First Grader won the 2019 Fort Benning Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Read More


Dexter Students Unite Against Bullying

October 30, 2019
In the early morning on Wednesday, October 23rd, Dexter students participated in a “Unite Against Bullying” Family Fun Run. Read More


Dexter PTO Plans a Night of Fun at Fall Festival

October 30, 2019
Dexter’s cafeteria and gym were richly decorated in fall colors as students enjoyed a night of fun at PTO’s Fall Festival on Friday, October 25th. Read More


Dexter Parents Enjoy Kindergarten Literacy Carousel

October 21, 2019
On Wednesday, October 2nd Dexter’s Kindergarten teachers, along with Southeast District ISS Kathryn Van Horn, hosted a Kindergarten Literacy Carousel. Read More


Dexter Students Give Two Performances, One at WHINSEC's Bradley Hall

April 18, 2019
Dexter Elementary students gave two great performances in the month of April. Read More


All News

The Georgia/Alabama Community is part of the DoDEA Americas Southeast District and includes the DoDEA schools located on the military installations of:

The Community Superintendent's Office (CSO) is located on the Fort Benning installation. 

We are proud of the educational opportunities offered in our community.  Our focus is on improving academic achievement for all students while supporting the mission of our military families.

The military commands, school boards and parents provide wonderful community support to us and we feel fortunate to serve the families of our military sponsors.

We have a total of 8 schools

Our schools are committed to excellence.  If we can be of service, please feel free to .

Community Contacts
Name Position Phone Number Location
School Meals Program 334-255-2852 Fort Rucker Schools
Logistics 706-545-8241 Fort Benning Schools
Facilities 706-545-8268 Fort Benning Schools
Educational Technologist Fort Rucker Schools
Community Transportation Office Transportation 334-953-4564 Maxwell AFB
Transportation (706) 545-2124 Fort Benning Schools
Community Transportation Office Transportation (334) 255-1607 Fort Rucker Schools
School Meals Program 706-545-8266 Fort Benning Schools
School Meals Program 334-953-4344 Maxwell AFB

Georgia/Alabama Community Schools

Fort Benning 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: 706-545-1175

Dexter ES


Principal

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

McBride ES


Principal

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

Fort Rucker Schools

Rucker ES


Principal

School Address
Bldg 21041 Red Cloud Rd
Fort Rucker, AL 36362-0279
Phone: 334-255-1607

Maxwell AFB Schools

Maxwell AFB E/MS


Principal

School Address
800 Magnolia Blvd, Bldg 538
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6147
Phone: 334-953-7804
Fax: 334-953-4339
DSN Phone: 493-6533

Maxwell AFB, Alabama