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Ramey Unit School: About Our School

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Ramey Unit School occupies 20 lush, tropical acres located in the northwest corner of Puerto Rico near the town of Aguadilla. Ramey's approximately 500 students are dependents of active duty military members and civilian federal employees serving at USCG Air Station Borinquen and other federal agencies located on what was once Ramey Air Force Base.

Ramey Unit School offers a world-class education to students enrolled in classes from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Ramey is accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Classes include the full range of the DoDEA curriculum including a full complement of special offerings such as Art, Music, Physical Education, AVID, Gifted & Talented, Special Education, and English as a Second Language. There are two full-time guidance counselors, a full-time nurse, and a visiting educational psychologist.

Ramey recently received national recognition for its growth in Advanced Placement classes.

Brig Gen Howard K. Ramey

Our school is named in honor of Brigadier General Howard K. Ramey.

General Howard K. Ramey

General Ramey and his crew lost their lives on March 26, 1943 during a reconnaissance mission in the Pacific theatre of operations. 

Born 14 October 1896, Waynesboro, MS. Served to grade of Private First Class, Aviation Section, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, 1917-1918. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, April 1918.Career assignments include:

  • Commanding General, IV Bomber Command, 1942
  • Deputy Commander, Hawaiian Air Force, 1942-1943
  • Commanding General, V Bomber Command, 1943.

He was one of 35 American military pilots from World War I who founded the National Order of the Daedalians, a fraternal order of military pilots. 

On March 26, 1943, the 47-year-old general flew a B-17 Flying Fortress from Port Moresby on a reconnaissance mission. The aircraft vanished over the Bismarck Sea. The general and his crew were declared missing in action.  Declared dead 19 November 1945.

Read more about General Ramey.

The "NEW" Ramey Unit School

Ramey Unit School is excited to tell all returning, new students and families the good news! Ramey Unit School is getting a new school built! Please take a look at the artist's renderings of what the finished building will look like!

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