Department of Defense Education Activity

Georgia/Alabama Community

Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

April 02, 2021 DoDEA joins the world in honoring the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. Holocaust Days of Remembrance week will be observed April 4–11, 2021.
Observances
The Month of the Military Child

The Month of the Military Child

March 29, 2021 DoDEA joins the Department of Defense and the military community in honoring military families and their children for the sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.
Observances
2021 DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Survey PSA

2021 DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Survey PSA

March 15, 2021 The DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Survey is your chance to help us improve the educational experience for all of our students. The survey is available from March 15th through April 9th. Take the survey today!

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 Position Description Phone Number
Logistics Manager Logistics Manager 706-545-8241
Facilities Manager Facilities Manager 706-545-8268
Transportation Transportation 334-953-4564
Transportation (706) 545-2124
Transportation Transportation (334) 255-1607
School Meals Program Food Service Director 706-545-8266
School Meals Program 334-223-2908
School Meals Program Food Services Director 334-255-2852

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: 706-626-4978
Fax: 706-545-5469

McBride ES


Principal

School Address
700 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: 706-545-3424
Fax: 706-545-9106
DSN Phone: 835-3424

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

Mr. Paul D. Hernandez
Principal

School Address
800 Magnolia Blvd, Bldg 538
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6147
Phone: 334-223-2900
Fax: 334-953-4225
DSN Phone: 493-6533

Maxwell AFB, Alabama