Department of Defense Education Activity

Fort Knox Schools

Proposed DoDEA Dress Code

Thank you for providing input on the proposed DoDEA-wide student dress code. The commenting period has ended; however, the mailbox will remain open until October 29, 2021.

DoDEA appreciates the many comments that have been submitted.  This a great start to our working together to establish a DoDEA-wide dress code.  As the next step in this process, Education Policy and Operations Division (EdOps) in collaboration with the Civil Rights Program will present your feedback to the DoDEA Civil Rights Steering Group (CRSG) for consideration.  

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Teacher of the Year Nominations

Teacher of the Year Nominations

October 17, 2021 Do you know a teacher who has had a positive impact on your child, your child's school, or your community? Nominate them for Teacher of the Year Nominations are opened until November 13, 2020.
Academic
Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying Prevention Month

September 29, 2021 DoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Observances
School Health Services

School Health Services

September 28, 2021 DoDEA School Health Services aims to optimize learning by fostering student wellness. Learn about School Nurses, Student Immunization Requirements, Medication at School, Chronic and Acute Health Conditions, First Aid, and more.
Students and Staff
Principal of the Year Program

Principal of the Year Program

September 28, 2021 Do you think your school principal excelled in leading efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities in SY20-21? Honor your principal by nominating them for Principal of the Year today!
Recognition Programs, Programs, Academic, Students and Staff
National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

September 28, 2021 Every October, we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the contributions, dedication and talents of Americans with disabilities who are a vital part of our workforce.
Observances

Fort Knox schools are a part of the Kentucky Community in the DoDEA Americas Southeast District.  The mission of the Fort Knox Community Schools is to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

We employ the process of Total Quality Education throughout our school system, which results in growth and improvement through the use of data, stakeholder involvement, and consensus building.

We desire to maximize student successes and to help students develop to their fullest potential. Mastery Learning, a key concept embedded in every school, offers students opportunities for success through reteaching and retesting. Earned success for every student is the goal, and our parents are key to all efforts and successes.

School Hours

School Office Hours Student Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Student Hours: Thursday

Van Voorhis ES

AM Pre-Kindergarten
PM Pre-Kindergarten

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:30 am - 3:15 pm

8:30 am - 11:15 am
12:15 - 3:15 pm

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

8:30 am - 11:15 am
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Kingsolver ES 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 8:30 am - 3:15 pm 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Scott IS 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 8:30 am - 3:15pm 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fort Knox MHS 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 7:25 am - 2:35 pm 7:25 am - 1:20 pm


Technology

Our schools are fully supported by significant hardware, software, and technology staff at both the district and the school levels. Each school has a high-speed network that enables computer users to access programs and files on servers and to share devices, such as laser printers. Every school has a computer lab, and the larger schools have two labs. The computer to student ratio is 1 to 2. School computers have broadband Internet access.

In addition, every school has a digital network that brings Kentucky Educational Television programs into the classroom. All schools have closed circuit and cable television programs. For instruction, every school has numerous TVs, VCRs, DVD players, SMARTboards/whiteboards, and projectors. Wi-Fi is available, and media centers are areas for students to check out electronically the textbooks or any other books they need.


Fort Knox History

On January 1, 1932, Congress designated Camp Knox as a permanent garrison and changed the name to Fort Knox. The post's Commander, Brigadier General Julian R. Lindsey (1932-34), established the Fort Knox Dependent Schools and appointed three school board members. Students were educated in tarpaper shacks. By 1935, enrollment had reached 85. In that year, a two-year high school was started. The first graduating class of 1936 consisted of four male students.  

Crittenberger Building

Enrollment

Approximately 1,550 students attend four schools:

Community Contacts
Name Position Position Description Phone Number
ISS 270-439-1927 Ext. 5022
ISS Math Perk-5 270-439-1927 Ext. 5008
ISS Literacy Pre K - 5 270-439-1927 Ext. 5023
502-624-2346 x4133
Transportation Transportation (270) 439-1927
School Meals Program Food Services Director 502-624-7912

Fort Knox Community Schools

Ft. Knox MHS


Principal

School Address
266 Maine Street, Bldg 7501
Fort Knox, KY 40121-6812
Phone: 502-624-7030
Fax: 502-624-6171

Scott IS


Principal

School Address
266 Mississippi Street, Bldg 7474
Fort Knox, KY 40121-6814
Phone: 502-624-2236
Fax: 502-624-5433
DSN Phone: 464-2236

Van Voorhis ES


Principal

School Address
120 Folger Street, Bldg 5550
Fort Knox, KY 40121-6000
Phone: 502-624-5854
Fax: 502-624-7267
DSN Phone: 464-5854

Kingsolver ES


Principal

School Address
844 Old Ironside Bldg 1390
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Phone: 502-626-2500
Fax: 502-626-2511
DSN Phone: 536-2500