Department of Defense Education Activity
School Improvement

Continuous school improvement is an embedded behavior rooted in the school's culture that constantly focuses on the conditions, processes, and practices that improve teaching and learning. Schools use student performance results and analyze data from various interwoven components to develop plans and implement improvement actions to drive education quality and improved student outcomes.

DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

Fourth and eighth-grade students attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools led the nation in scoring on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading and Mathematics Assessments.

Our School Goals


Bolden Elementary Middle School will increase from 20% very evident in SY 20-21 to 33% very evident in SY 23-24 on Stage 5, Indicator B, as measured on the Focused Collaboration Observation Tool.


The percent of BEMS students performing at meets or exceeds expectations for Subclaim 4:  Written Expression, as measured by the CCRS Summative Assessment, will increase from 55% in SY 20-21 to 61% in SY 23-24. 


63% of BEMS Students in grades 3-5 will score at Proficient or Advanced as measured by the Reading Proficiency Tool by the end of SY 23-24. 

The percent of students performing at meets or exceeds expectations for Subclaim 4:  Written Expression, as measured by the CCRS Summative Assessment in grades 6-8, will increase from 55% in SY20-21 to 61% in SY 23-24.

Communication and Engagement

BEMS will increase its score on the Bolden Faculty Communication and Feedback Form from 54% for the EOY SY 20-21 to 63% for EOY SY 23-24 on question 4.

BEMS will increase its score on the Bolden Parent Communication and Feedback Form from 29% for BOY SY 20-21 to 38% for EOY SY 23-24 on question 13.

Our Mission

The Mission of Bolden Elementary Middle School is to develop a growth mindset that inspires curiosity and a love of learning in all students. 

Our Vision

The Vision of Bolden Elementary Middle School is to Educate Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

Our Collective Commitment

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each student

  • Educate students to be respectful, responsible and ready to learn

  • Work together, interdependently, in collaborative teams

  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills through complex and rigorous tasks

  • Foster independent, self-directed learning skills


DoDEA Accreditation

Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards). Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated by an external agency to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency.

Cognia is the accreditation agency for all DoDEA schools and the world's largest education community. As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, Cognia brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of three United States-based accreditation agencies - the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). Accreditation is pivotal to leveraging education quality and continuous improvement.

Detailed accreditation information is provided on the DoDEA HQ Accreditation Webpage.