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.

Literacy Goals

All students in grades K - 3 will increase their achievement in Literacy as measured by the Reading Proficiency Test from 58% in SY 20-21 to 68% in SY 22-23. 


All students in grades 3-5 will achieve 58% scoring Meets and Exceeds in Literacy on the CCRS Summative Assessment in SY 22-23. 

Math Goals

All students in grades K-2 will increase their achievement in Mathematics as measured by the DoDEA Americas Summative Assessment in Performance Level 3 from 40% in SY 20-21 to 50% by SY 22-23.


All students in grades 3-5 will increase their achievement in Mathematics as measured by the CCRS Summative Assessment in Performance Levels 4 and 5 from 50% in SY 17-18 to 60% in SY 22-23. 

Our Mission

Dexter Elementary will educate, engage, and empower military-connected students to ensure high levels of learning for all students.

Our Vision

We believe in excellence in education for every student, every day, everywhere. We envision a school in which staff: 

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and well-being of each student by working together in collaborative teams
  • Equip our students with the skills and tools to be leaders in the world of advancing technology
  • Create a safe effective learning environment to help students reach their greatest potential

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.