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United States Army
School Support Services
6850 Barron Ave
Fort Benning, GA 31905
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
Fort Benning schools belong to the Georgia/Alabama community and are a part of the Department of Defense Education activity (DoDEA) – Americas Southeast District. 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.
We have a total of 5 schools (4 elementary and 1 middle) which serve the families living on the Ft. Benning installation. Children attend our schools from Pre-K through 8th grade. High school students residing on the installation (Grades 9-12) attend local county high schools in Muscogee and Chattahoochee County Schools.
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction, authority, and control of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for personnel Support, Families, and Education. DoDEA provides education to eligible Department of Defense military and civilian dependents from preschool through grade 12 at sites both in the United States and overseas. Courses of study in DoDEA schools parallel those found in public schools in the United States.
Special Education services are available to all students including preschoolers. If you have concerns regarding your child’s academic, physical, social, or language development, you may contact your child’s teacher or the principal. Preschool children ages three and four years with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or speech-language problems may be eligible for services. You may contact the Special Education Office/Student Services at 706-545-8263 if you are concerned about your preschooler. For infants and toddlers, ages 0-2, you may contact Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835.
The Fort Benning School System offers a top quality education to children of military personnel living on the installation. There are four elementary schools and one middle school. High school students receive educational services at Spencer or Chattahoochee High School. There are several magnet High Schools to choose from as well if students meet the criteria for entrance.
Standardized test scores for Fort Benning Schools are available through the DoDEA Data Center.
DoDEA Early Childhood Education program entrance requirements:
If you have any questions about exceptions, contact Fort Benning Schools, 706-545-7276 for additional information about Fort Benning Schools.
The Fort Benning School System offers a top quality education to children of military personnel living on the installation. There are four elementary schools and one middle school. High school students of Fort Benning may attend Spencer High School in Columbus or Chattahoochee High School.
Georgia law requires children must be 4 years old on or before 1 September to enter pre-kindergarten. For kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st and 6 years old on or before September 1st to enter the first grade.
Documents Required to Register Include
A certified birth certificate; immunization records on Georgia state forms; vision; hearing; and dental screening, social security card; and the previous year report card if transferring from another school.
The Education Center's mission is to vigorously promote lifelong learning, readiness and resilience through flexible and relevant education programs, services and systems in support of the Total Army Family. Our guiding principles include the idea that lifelong learning is for everyone. We believe that education enhances the quality of life and mission readiness and is an integral part of the Army culture. ACES is committed to excellence in education service, innovation and deployability.
At the Education Center, customers are able to take advantage of post-secondary counseling, functional academic skills training, postsecondary programs, Tuition Assistance, and Testing. The Education Center is housed in the Soldier for Life Center, bldg. 9230 and can be reached at 706-545-7397 for additional information about the Army Continuing Education System.