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!
Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere
Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.
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.
Motto: Dare to Soar!
Goal 1 – Professional Learning Communities/Focused Collaboration
Goal 2 – School Climate & Culture
Goal 3 – Mathematics
Goal 4 – Literacy