Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

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Our schools belong to the Georgia/Alabama district and are a part of the Department of Defense Domestic Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS). The military command, school board and parents provide wonderful community support to us and we feel fortunate to serve the families of our military sponsors.

If you are living on the installation and have school aged children in pre-k to eighth grade your child/children will attend DoDEA Fort Benning Schools. We have a total of 6 schools (5 elementary and 1 middle) which serve the families living on the Ft. Benning installation. Only residents of Fort Benning are permitted to attend Fort Benning schools.

High school students that live on Fort Benning may attend Spencer High School in Muscogee County, Chattahoochee County High School or Russell County High School. Transportation is provided to all three schools from Fort Benning. Your student may wish to attend a magnet program in one of the Muscogee County high schools. A magnet school is a public school that helps a child focus on an interest or career, such as law enforcement, science, technology, etc. Potential students may apply (a process that sometimes includes a test and interview) to attend a magnet school. Families with children living off the installation will attend schools in their assigned community school zone. If living in Muscogee County, they may apply to attend a magnet school.

The School Support Program is designed to improve the educational environment and academics of K-12 school-age family members whose parents are assigned to Army installations and activities. Our mission is to help parents become informed, confident advocates for their child's education, to help them deal with varying school-to-school academic curriculums, schedules and graduation requirements. We also address issues involving the development of parenting skills, school violence, bullying and home schooling.

The School Support Officer works with Child, Youth, and School Services and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. It is our mission to "level the playing field" for military children by:

  • Mobilizing community resources to reduce the impact of military lifestyle on school-age children.
  • Implementing services to help children achieve academic success.
  • Providing access for parents, children, school, commanders and communities to a wide range of resources to facilitate smoother school transitions.


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