The Maxwell AFB Elementary/Middle School, which houses grades Pre-K through 8 was established in 1963. MEMS is a Department of Defense Education Activity Americas (DoDEA-Americas) school. Since its inception, the school has provided educational services for military dependents living in permanent housing on Maxwell Air Force Base. Students who reside at Gunter Annex were declared eligible to attend in 2002. Middle School was added at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. MEMS is in the Southeast District and part of the Georgia/Alabama Community, which encompasses Fort Rucker, Fort Benning, and Maxwell Air Force Base.
The school is currently housed in a traditional building with 44 classrooms (26 with restrooms), a media center, cafeteria, gymnasium, a science lab, two technology labs, art and music rooms, and a health office. Additional facilities include three teacher preparation areas, multi-purpose/training facility, auditorium with stage, school administrative offices, covered walkways and loading areas, maintenance shop and supply/storage areas.
Construction is underway on a new 21st century school building. It is scheduled to be opened in 2020!