Department of Defense Education Activity
School Improvement

Continuous school improvement is an embedded behavior rooted in the school's culture that constantly focuses on the conditions, processes, and practices that improve teaching and learning. Schools use student performance results and analyze data from various interwoven components to develop plans and implement improvement actions to drive education quality and improved student outcomes.

DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

Fourth and eighth-grade students attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools led the nation in scoring on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading and Mathematics Assessments.
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Shape MS Core Values

Student Centered: Students are at 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.

Shape MS Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Shape MS Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

DoDEA Accreditation

Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards). Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated by an external agency to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency.

Cognia is the accreditation agency for all DoDEA schools and the world's largest education community. As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, Cognia brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of three United States-based accreditation agencies - the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). Accreditation is pivotal to leveraging education quality and continuous improvement.

Detailed accreditation information is provided on the DoDEA HQ Accreditation Webpage.

Europe West School Improvement Goals

SMART Objective (Literacy)

By the end of SY 2023-2024, grades 3-8 & 10 will increase the percentage of students scoring at the meets/exceeds performance levels by 5% AND decrease the % of students in the did not meet or partially met performance levels by 3% over two years from current performance (SY2021-2022, TBD) as reported on DoDEA’s CCRSL summative assessment.

SMART Objective (Math) 

By the end of SY 2023-2024, Algebra I will increase the percentage of students scoring at the meets/exceeds performance levels by 5% AND decrease the % of students in the did not meet or partially met performance levels by 3% over two years from current performance (SY2021-2022, TBD) as reported on DoDEA’s CCRSM summative assessment.