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Fort Knox Schools

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May 11, 2022 The observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an occasion to remember the patriotism of AAPIs who have served, or are currently serving, in the DOD, our nation and, specifically, here at DoDEA.
Observances
National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day

May 10, 2022 DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating the specialized practice of school nursing on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. This celebration recognizes the contributions school nurses make every day, particularly in times of crisis, to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.
Observances
Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29, 2022 DoDEA Director Tom Brady thanks DoDEA teachers for their tireless support of students during an extraordinary global pandemic. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - 6th.
Observances
Decision Day

Decision Day

April 27, 2022 Celebrate Decision Day on May 2nd – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.
Observances

Fort Knox schools are a part of the Kentucky Community in the DoDEA Americas Southeast District.  The mission of the Fort Knox Community Schools is to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

We employ the process of Total Quality Education throughout our school system, which results in growth and improvement through the use of data, stakeholder involvement, and consensus building.

We desire to maximize student successes and to help students develop to their fullest potential. Mastery Learning, a key concept embedded in every school, offers students opportunities for success through reteaching and retesting. Earned success for every student is the goal, and our parents are key to all efforts and successes.

School Hours

School Office Hours Student Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Student Hours: Thursday

Van Voorhis ES

AM Pre-Kindergarten
PM Pre-Kindergarten

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:30 am - 3:15 pm

8:30 am - 11:15 am
12:15 - 3:15 pm

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

8:30 am - 11:15 am
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Kingsolver ES 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 8:30 am - 3:15 pm 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Scott IS 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 8:30 am - 3:15pm 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fort Knox MHS 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 7:25 am - 2:35 pm 7:25 am - 1:20 pm


Technology

Our schools are fully supported by significant hardware, software, and technology staff at both the district and the school levels. Each school has a high-speed network that enables computer users to access programs and files on servers and to share devices, such as laser printers. Every school has a computer lab, and the larger schools have two labs. The computer to student ratio is 1 to 2. School computers have broadband Internet access.

In addition, every school has a digital network that brings Kentucky Educational Television programs into the classroom. All schools have closed circuit and cable television programs. For instruction, every school has numerous TVs, VCRs, DVD players, SMARTboards/whiteboards, and projectors. Wi-Fi is available, and media centers are areas for students to check out electronically the textbooks or any other books they need.


Fort Knox History

On January 1, 1932, Congress designated Camp Knox as a permanent garrison and changed the name to Fort Knox. The post's Commander, Brigadier General Julian R. Lindsey (1932-34), established the Fort Knox Dependent Schools and appointed three school board members. Students were educated in tarpaper shacks. By 1935, enrollment had reached 85. In that year, a two-year high school was started. The first graduating class of 1936 consisted of four male students.  

Crittenberger Building

Enrollment

Approximately 1,550 students attend four schools:

Community Contacts
Name Position Position Description Phone Number
Instructional Systems Specialist Behaviorist 270-439-1927
Instructional Systems Specialist Literacy PK-5 270-439-1927
502-624-2346 x4133
Instructional Systems Specialist AVID 270-439-1927
Transportation Transportation (270) 439-1927
School Meals Program Food Services Director 502-624-7912

Fort Knox Community Schools

Ft. Knox MHS


Principal

School Address
266 Maine Street Bldg 7501
Fort Knox, KY 40121-6812
Phone: 502-624-7030
Fax: 502-624-6171

Scott IS


Principal

School Address
266 Mississippi Street Bldg 7474
Fort Knox, KY 40121-6814
Phone: 502-624-2236
Fax: 502-624-5433
DSN Phone: 464-2236

Van Voorhis ES


Principal

School Address
120 Folger Street Bldg 5550
Fort Knox, KY 40121-6000
Phone: 502-624-5854
Fax: 502-624-7267
DSN Phone: 464-5854

Kingsolver ES


Principal

School Address
844 Old Ironsides Bldg 1390
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Phone: 502-626-2500
Fax: 502-626-2511
DSN Phone: 536-2500