Department of Defense Education Activity

Fort Rucker Schools

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!


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.
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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.
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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.
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Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying Prevention Month

October 01, 2020 DoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
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Annual AHERA Notification

October 01, 2020 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.

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

Fort Rucker schools combine under single administration

February 22, 2017
With construction of the temporary elementary school site already under way, Fort Rucker schools are working to bond the elementary and primary schools as they prepare to be housed under one roof.


A Life Lesson: School helps local animal shelters

February 02, 2017
The students and staff of Fort Rucker Primary School celebrated their 100th day in school for the year, but the day was far from ordinary when they got a chance to learn a life lesson – the importance of giving back.


Fort Rucker PS celebrates Veterans Day

November 09, 2016
Fort Rucker Primary School held a Veteran’s Day ceremony November 9.


Fort Rucker Primary School eases burden of separation by interacting with deployed parents

February 25, 2016
Deployments are tough on military families, but Fort Rucker Primary School seeks to ease that burden by making families feel at home no matter how far away a loved one may be.


Dental clinic educates parents, children on hygiene

February 16, 2016
Fort Rucker’s Brown Dental Clinic is targeting children and parents for an educational campaign on promoting healthy dental habits for National Children Dental Health Month, according to Ann Bagley, general dentist at the clinic.


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Community Schools

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Principal

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

Community Contacts
Name Position Phone Number Location
Transportation Transportation (334) 255-1607 Fort Rucker Schools
School Meals Program 334-255-2852 Fort Rucker Schools