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Mahaffey Middle School

Background Information: Mahaffey Middle School (MMS) has a long-standing tradition of educational excellence and has been recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon School. Additionally, the state of Kentucky has recognized the outstanding accomplishments of our students and teachers by naming MMS as a "School to Watch."

We at MMS believe that parents and the community are our partners in education and we encourage all MMS Community members to participate in all school activities. Please contact the school if you are interested in being a partner in education.

Mahaffey Middle School is a great place for students to learn and grow. We take great pride in what the school has accomplished in the past and look forward to reaching new heights in student achievement this year. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you at the school soon.

Points of Pride

  • 21st Century Teaching and Learning  
  • Staff Highly committed to the education of military-connected children
  • Strong collaborative culture with active Professional Learning Communities


Our accrediting agency, NCA CASI, is part of the unified organization AdvancED whose focus is to help member schools continually improve student performance and school conditions. Their accreditation standards and process are based on:

  • ongoing self-assessment against quality standards,
  • rigorous on-site evaluation, and
  • continuous improvement.

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Our Namesake - General Fred Keith Mahaffey

General MahaffeyMahaffey Middle School is named in honor of Fred Keith Mahaffey, General, United States Army.  He was born January 4, 1934 at Clovis, New Mexico and was a graduate of the University of Denver.  He earned a masters degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and was commissioned via the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in 1955.

According to the Ranger Hall of Fame, "General Mahaffey was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame as an officer whose distinguished 31-year military career left a lasting imprint on the Ranger community.  In combat during the Vietnam War, General Mahaffey exemplified the Ranger Creed, and was always found "leading the way" whenever his unit engaged the enemy. His selfless and heroic leadership was recognized with seven Valor awards. He encouraged his men to attend Ranger School as a way to 'make a good soldier better.'"

Mahaffey was promoted to four star rank in 1985 at the age of 51, making him one of the youngest four-star generals ever.

Diagnosed with cancer while on active duty, he died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on October 13, 1986 at the age of 52. General Mahaffey was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. You can read more about him on the Arlington Cemetery Website.

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Mahaffey MS

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Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a Dynamic world.

Our Vision

Mahaffey Middle School is committed to empowering, encouraging, and equipping all students to be compassionate, self-motivated, lifelong learners.

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School Improvement Goals

Goal One: All students will improve mathematical application skills in numbers and number relations.

Goal Two: All students will improve in reading comprehension.

Mahaffey MS

School Address
71 South Carolina Ave
Fort Campbell, KY 42223-5134
Phone: 270-640-1215
Fax: 270-439-3472