Department of Defense Education Activity

Dexter ES: Homepage

Our Mission

To provide a safe and supportive learning environment enabling military children to develop to their fullest potential. We offer all students the opportunity to achieve the skills and confidence necessary to develop into independent thinkers - capable of creating a vision for their future.

Our Vision

Dexter School: Where we learn from the past to create our own future.

Literacy Goals

All students in grades K-3 will achieve 60% proficiency on the Reading Proficiency Test in SY 20-21.

All students in grades 3-5 will  achieve 50% scoring Meets and Exceeds in Literacy on the CCRS Summative Assessment in SY 20-21.

Math Goals

All students in grades K-2 will reach achievement  in Mathematics as measured by the DoDEA Americas Summative Assessment in Performance Level 3 by 70% as a baseline in SY 20-21.

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 20 - 21.

School Improvement Plan
E-Learning Portal - Access to Schoology
Dexter Elementary Welcomes Ms. Dunn

Kindness Day

Our next Kindness Day will be on May 19th.  Wear your favorite Kindness Shirt with uplifting words, kindness slogans, or other positive feelings! 

April 30th Newsletter

Check out what's new at Dexter in our April 30, 2021 Newsletter!

Dexter School Hours

School and Office Hours

Grade Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
K - 5 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Pre-K AM Session 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Pre-K PM Session 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Tuesdays are Early Release days


Herbie the Eagle

From Around DoDEA

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day

May 11, 2021 DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating the specialized practice of school nursing on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. 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.
Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

April 30, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady thanks DoDEA teachers for their tireless support of students during an extraordinary global pandemic. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

April 30, 2021 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.
Decision Day

Decision Day

April 27, 2021 Celebrate Decision Day on May 3rd – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.
Dexter ES Mascot
Dexter ES

School Address
99 Yeager Ave, Bldg 1400
Fort Benning, GA 31905-6522
Phone: 706-545-3424
Fax: 706-545-9106
DSN Phone: 835-3424

Upcoming Events

 May 19
Kindness Day Wear Your Favorite Kindness Shirt

 May 21
1st Annual Dexter LIVE Talent Showcase Audition Videos Due

 May 31
No School: Memorial Day

 Jun 8
Pre K Only: Last Day of School

 Jun 9
Last Day of School K 5 and Early Release

Full Calendar
NOTE: Please check your school's calendar for information on additional release days for training, parent teacher conferences, and other activities.

 Interactive Customer Evaluation

Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) - Fort Benning