Department of Defense Education Activity

Fort Knox Schools

Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying Prevention Month

September 30, 2022 DoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Observances
National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

September 29, 2022 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
Annual AHERA Notification

Annual AHERA Notification

September 29, 2022 DoDEA facilities have been inspected, or re-inspected, for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) every three years as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986.
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

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 (502)942-9557
School Meals Program Director 502-624-7912

Fort Knox Community Schools

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

Ft. Knox MHS

Vacant
Principal

School Address
266 Maine Street Bldg 7501
Fort Knox, KY 40121

Phone: 502-624-7030
Fax: 502-624-6171