Department of Defense Education Activity

About Maxwell AFB EMS

Maxwell Elementary/Middle School Building

Background Information: 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!

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Maxwell AFB E/MS

Grades: PK-8

Enrollment: 350

Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals

School Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

School Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

School Core Values

Student-Centered: Students are the heart of all we do.

Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations in all we do.

Continuous Improvement: Our organization, its systems, and processes will be continually reexamined and improved.

Lifelong Learning: Learning is an active process of discovery where we cultivate curiosity, perseverance, and the desire to learn.

Diversity: We honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse beliefs and backgrounds. We respect differences and create inclusive environments which contribute to a better society for all.

Individual Potential: Individuals develop within an environment that nurtures intellectual , social, emotional, physical, and creative growth.

Shared Responsibility: Partnerships among families, students, staff, and community members are characterized by mutual commitment and collaborative effort that enrich the lives of our students.

Trust: We value relationships based on integrity, mutual respect, and open two-way communication. We cultivate a safe and risk-free culture that encourages and inspires innovation.

Mascot: Eagle

Motto: Dare to Soar!

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Maxwell AFB E/MS Colors

Primary Color: #000066

Secondary Color: #FFFFFF

School Goals

Goal 1 – Professional Learning Communities/Focused Collaboration

  • The overall school PLC Rating Score on the Shared Vision Indicator will move from the implementation level of “Implementing” in SY 17-18 to “Developing” by SY 19-20, as measured on the 4-Category PLC Self-Assessment Form.
  • The overall school PLC Rating Score on the Team Norms Indicator will move from the implementation level of “Implementing” in SY 17-18 to “Developing” by SY 19-20, as measured on the 4-Category PLC Self-Assessment Form.

Goal 2 – School Climate & Culture

  • The score on the Teacher Expectation Component will move from the “Not Healthy” category in SY 17-18 to the “Somewhat Healthy” category in SY 19-20, as measured on the Teacher Climate and Culture Assessment using the 3 Category Healthy Rating Scale.

Goal 3 – Mathematics

  • All students in grades 3-8 at Maxwell EMS will increase their achievement in Math as measured by the 5-Category rating scale on the CCRS Summative Assessment in performance levels 4 and 5 from 69% in SY 17-18 to 75% in SY 19-20.

Goal 4 – Literacy

  • All students in Grades 6-8 at Maxwell EMS will increase their achievement in Literacy as measured by the 5-Category rating scale on the CCRS Summative Assessment in performance levels 4 and 5 from 76% in SY 17-18 to 81% in SY 19-20.

Maxwell AFB E/MS

School Address
800 Magnolia Blvd, Bldg 538
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6147
Phone: 334-953-7804
Fax: 334-953-4339
DSN Phone: 493-6533