Department of Defense Education Activity


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. An ongoing pilot program, begun in 2021, extends eligibility to some military-connected students living off base. MEMS is in the Southeast District and part of the Georgia/Alabama Community, which encompasses Fort Rucker, Fort Benning, and Maxwell Air Force Base.

Students moved into a 21st century school building in 2020, after returning back from COVID-necessitated remote learning. The building includes 19 learning labs, situated in grade-level neighborhoods. There is also a gymnasium, performance area, and small group areas. Teachers collaborate in special work areas, located next to their neighborhoods. A partial renovation of the legacy building brought a science lab, art room, and STEM lab into usage in 2022. Construction continues on renovations that will house the middle school in 2024.

Eagles SOAR at Maxwell. All students are expected to be safe, be on-task, be accountable, and be respectful.

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Maxwell AFB E/MS

Grades: PK-8

Enrollment: 401

Vision and Mission

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.

Maxwell's Objectives

  • We will build community by establishing trust with colleagues, parents, and students through improved communication and unity of purpose.
  • We will collaborate across the school to ensure that standard driven curriculum is differentiated to meet student learning targets and needs.
  • We will educate students to value their diversity and that of others.
  • We will prepare students to problem solve in an ever-changing environment.
  • We will establish an atmosphere which encourages student ownership of learning.

Mascot: Eagle

Motto: Dare to Soar!

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Maxwell AFB E/MS Colors

Primary Color: #004699

Secondary Color: #a09769

School Goals

Goal 1 - Organizational: Professional Learning Communities/Focused Collaboration

Goal 2 - School Communication & Engagement

Goal 3 - Mathematics

Goal 4 - Literacy

Maxwell AFB E/MS

School Address
800 Magnolia Blvd Bldg 538
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6147
Phone: 334-223-2900
Fax: 334-953-4225
DSN Phone: 493-6533