Department of Defense Education Activity

Georgia/Alabama Community

Free School Meals for All Students!

The USDA has approved ALL kids ages 0-18 to get free meals through June 30, 2021! We will provide more information soon by memorandum placed in the Student Meals Program page of our school's website regarding how we will provide meals on non-holiday weekdays (teacher training days, etc.), and when your school will stop meals distribution this year.

Please continue to submit your meal applications! The free or reduced meal status for the 2020-21 school year will carry over through the first 30 days of the 2021-22 school year. If necessary, contact your installation's Child Nutrition Director for more information. Stay Safe!


Principal of the Year Nominations

Principal of the Year Nominations

October 27, 2020 Honor your favorite school principal by nominating him/her for Principal of the Year! Deadline for nominations is November 13th and our online form makes it fast and easy.
Programs, Students and Staff, Academic
DoDEA Green Ribbon Schools

DoDEA Green Ribbon Schools

October 23, 2020 The U.S. Department of Education (ED) honors schools each year for their sustainable facilities, health practices, and effective environmental education. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award (ED-GRS) has had a significant effect on the green schools movement and allowed ED an unprecedented platform to address school facilities, health, and environment.
Education, Organization
DoDEA offers in-person or virtual school options for spring SY20/21

DoDEA offers in-person or virtual school options for spring SY20/21

October 16, 2020 DoDEA will continue to operate full-time in-person schools for the remainder of the school year and also provide a full-time virtual learning option for K-12 grade students.
PressRoom
Teacher of the Year Nominations

Teacher of the Year Nominations

October 06, 2020 Do you know a teacher who has had a positive impact on your child, your child's school, or your community? Nominate them for Teacher of the Year Nominations are opened until November 13, 2020.
Academic
National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 01, 2020 Every October, we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the contributions, dedication and talents of Americans with disabilities who are a vital part of our workforce.
Observances

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
Logistics Manager Logistics Manager 706-545-8241 Fort Benning Schools
Facilities Manager Facilities Manager 706-545-8268 Fort Benning Schools
Transportation Transportation 334-953-4564 Maxwell AFB
Transportation (706) 545-2124 Fort Benning Schools
Transportation Transportation (334) 255-1607 Fort Rucker Schools
School Meals Program 706-545-8266 Fort Benning Schools
School Meals Program 334-223-2908 Maxwell AFB
School Meals Program 334-255-2852 Fort Rucker Schools

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: 334-223-2900
Fax: 334-953-4339
DSN Phone: 493-6533

Maxwell AFB, Alabama