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United States Army
School Support Services
2702 Michigan Avenue
Soldier Support Center
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
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.
Predominantly three school systems or three school districts serve the Fort Campbell/Kentucky area:
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Phone: 270-439- 1927.
All 4 elementary schools, 1 middle schools, and 1 high school on Fort Campbell are located on the installation.
Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove - Christian County School Systems. (Off Post) Phone: 270- 887-7000. Website http://www.christian.kyschools.us/
Tennessee - Clarksville Montgomery County School System. (Off Post) Phone: 931-648-5600. Website https://www.cmcss.net/
Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove - Christian County School Systems.
There are Eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools in Christian County School Systems. Total enrollment (2020) is 9007 students and 1192 teachers. Grading system scale is 90-100 (A) 80-90 (B) 70-80 (C) 60-70 (D) 69 and below (F).
Bus transportation is provided free of charge during school hours Monday to Friday. Free or reduced lunch program District wide.
School Age Services Program is not provided by the Christian County School System. School Age Services is provided privately through several childcare facilities within the area. Several sports are available for students to participate in; soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, golf, tennis, wrestling, cheerleading, track & field, dance, and baseball.
The Kentucky Department of Education Division of Exceptional Children, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that ensures that students with disabilities have access to public education programs. Programs such as speech and language therapy, occupational & physical therapy, vision and hearing impaired, gifted and talented student and English as a second language classes are offered in the school system.
Test Scores -- For information on district standardized test scores, go to the Christian County School website http://www.christian.kyschools.us/ and click on ‘District Report Card'.
In addition to the traditional educational settings, programs are offered at a career & technical center, a day treatment center, an alternative school, an optional high school, an adult education center and Hopkinsville Community college. Refer to the "Advanced Education" Topic in this category for detail information.
Tennessee - Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)
CMCSS is the seventh largest district in Tennessee, and according to U.S. Census figures in the top five fastest growing cities in the country.
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s nearly 5,100 employees serve over 36,000 students.
There are 42 schools in the district: one K-5 Magnet School, 23 elementary, 7 middle, 7 high, an Alternative School, one Early Technical College at Tennessee College of Applied Technology, and one Middle College, which is located on the campus of Austin Peay State University. CMCSS also offers eight specialized, interest-driven college and career academies within our high schools.
College and career academies are schools within a school aligned to a specific career theme. They are college and career preparatory small learning communities in which a select group of students focus their core class experience around a common career interest. Students share many of the same teachers, allowing educators to collaborate with each other in the coordination of lesson planning and classroom activities that align to the academy theme. See list below:
The Montgomery County School System is approved by the State Board of Education and are accredited by the Southern Association of colleges and schools. Grading system scale is 93-100 (A) 85-92 (B) 75-84 (C) 70-75 (D) 69 and below (F).
Bus transportation is provided free of charge during school hours Monday to Friday. Free or reduced lunch program is also available with the school system and is based on total Family income.
Student can participate in Art Club, Band, Beta Club, Big Boys and Girls, Broadcasting, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Teachers of America, Newspaper, Key Club, Spanish Club, Music, Choral Program, Arts, Physical Education, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Cheerleading, Cross country, Tennis, Wrestling and JROTC program.
Magnet schools are schools of choice. Parents apply to enroll their children (K-5th grade) in magnet schools in order to take advantage of that school's specialized method of teaching or curriculum. Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) is proud to offer the first magnet school in their school system. Moore Magnet School is a school where math, science and technology are incorporated into every discipline, from reading and writing to social studies.
Middle College is a unique collaborative program between Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Austin Peay State University that enables junior and senior high school students throughout the district to obtain a quality high school education while concurrently receiving direct and invaluable access to college courses. Yet, it is distinctive from other programs for students have the option of not only pursuing university credits but career technical credits as well. Middle College at Austin Peay State University is the integration of high school, college and career training all set on a university campus.
Fort Campbell Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)
Private and alternative (home schooling) is available in the area. Contact the school liaison for further information at 270-798-9874.
Fort Campbell Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
All the 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school on Fort Campbell are located on the installation. Each school is accredited by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The schools serve approximately 3,250 students in six schools which are staffed by approximately 375 teachers.
Pre-school programs are voluntary, and available in each of the elementary schools. Kindergarten is full day. Children must be age five by September 1st to enter kindergarten. Pre-school program is also available on post. Children must be age four by September 1st. All students must be in compliance with dress code throughout the school day. Contact the School System or district website for specific information on dress code.
DoDEA has changed its Early Childhood Education programs entrance requirements for all DoD Schools. Age requirement are:
Pre-Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 4 years of age by September 1
Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 5 years of age by September 1
First Grade, a child must be 6 years of age by September 1
If you have any questions contact DoDEA at 270-439-1927.
DoDEA serves only those students residing in government quarters. Pre- school programs are voluntary and available in each of the elementary schools. Children must be four before September 1st to enter Pre-school, and five before September 1st to enter kindergarten. Kindergarten is full-day.
Standardized test scores for Fort Campbell Schools are available through the DODEA data website.
School Calendar for SY 20-21
First day of school for Fort Campbell: Please check school website
Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove: Please check school website
Tennessee - Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS): Please check school website
Bus transportation is available to students that live more than one mile from their assigned school, and special education children requiring transportation regardless of distance to school. Students who live off post whose sponsor is scheduled to move on post within 90 school days may register and attend on post, but their transport is the Family's responsibility.
Free or reduced lunch program is also available at school and is based on total Family income.
Before and After School Programs
Before and after school program for children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade, operates from 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (before school care) 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (after school care) by the Child and Youth Services (CYS). The program provides breakfast and after school snacks. Activities consist of recreational sports, physical fitness, field trip, homework assistance, and a computer lab. Full care will be offered on school closing days and the summer program. All users must have current enrollment in CYSS.
School Age Services Facilities
Airborne School Age Center 1231 Airborne Street Fort Campbell, KY 42223 (270)461-1042/1047
Bastogne School Age Center Building 1232 Bastogne Ave Fort Campbell, KY 42223 (270)461-0995/0996
Gate 10 School Age Center 7402 McAuliffe Loop Fort Campbell, KY 42223 (270)461-0641/0642
Fort Campbell High School is rich in tradition with over 30 State Championships earned throughout its history. The school value sportsmanship and their athletic staff uphold ethical and moral standards and demand the same from their student-athletes. Students can participate in the following sporting events:
The school system provides programs for special needs students (ages 3-21); speech and language therapy, counseling services, occupational & physical therapy, vision and hearing impaired, gifted and talented students. Extended School Year (ESY) - Special education services are available beyond the academic year for students who meet the criteria for participation. For children below the age of 3 years; Educational Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) provides programs that will assist in achieving their important developmental milestone.
There is a dress code for all schools on Fort Campbell, refer to their webpage for specific information.
Information on district standardized test scores may be found at the Fort Campbell DoDea website, and click on ‘Standardized Test Results'.
Fort Campbell Army Education Center on Post
The on-post college program is provided by Austin Peay State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Murray State University, and Hopkinsville Community College. These institutions provide a variety of associate, baccalaureate and master degree level programs to military personnel, as well as military Family members, retired military personnel and civilians. Education counselors can provide information on financial aid, tuition assistance and veteran’s benefits for Soldiers. For more information, contact the school office:
Austin Peay State University,
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University,
Hopkinsville Community College
Murray State University,
Learning Resource Center (LRC)
The Learning Resource Center offers computers/ automation support and is available to Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, adult family members including students attending classes at the Army Education Center. Current hours of operation, which are subject to change, are Monday – Friday, from 0730-1545 hours. For more information, call (270) 798-2918.
National Testing Center (NTC)
The NTC is operated by Hopkinsville Community College and offers a variety of exams to both civilians and Soldiers. KYOTE and Accuplacer assessments, proctored exams, CLEP and DSST exams are all offered at the center. Active duty Soldiers are exempt from fees for the CLEP and DSST exams. For information on fees, registration for exams or other information, please call the center at (270) 707-3970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Army Personnel Testing Services
The Testing Center provides services to Soldiers by providing monitored testing, by appointment, to include: the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Basic Science and Math Test (BMST), Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and other military skill assessments. For more information, contact the testing center at (270) 798-3402.
Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP)
BSEP is the Army’s primary on-duty education program for enlisted personnel that is designed to help Soldiers master functional reading, writing, and mathematical skills. It is a two-week (full day) on-duty program that aids Soldiers in raising their general technical (GT) score, thus enhancing re-enlistment and promotion potential, as well as their MOS efficiency. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) must be taken prior to enrollment.
For more information about the program, call (270) 798-3402.or visit their website at https://www.goarmyed.com/public/facility_pages/Fort_Campbell_Education_Center/default.asp
Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) is a two-year regionally accredited college that prepares students for transfer and the workforce by offering certificates, diplomas, and associate-level degrees in both general and technical education. HCC Fort Campbell Campus provides comprehensive student and academic services designed around the military population, which includes admissions and academic advising, testing and tutoring services, military tuition assistance and veteran benefits support, financial aid, and student engagement opportunities. Courses are offered in a variety of flexible formats in an 8-week term which includes in-person, hybrid, and online.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s pre-eminent university for aviation and aerospace education. Regionally accredited, ERAU has been working with US military service members since 1970, helping them to earn a degree while on active duty or as veterans. They are located at more than 90 military installations around the globe. The ERAU Fort Campbell Campus offers associate, bachelor and master’s degrees, as well as undergraduate certifications that will help you in the military, after you’ve served your country, or as a civilian.
Murray State University is a regionally accredited state assisted comprehensive university with a dedicated Veteran Affairs certifying official along with an Office of Veteran and Military Student Success who assists with tuition assistance and VA education benefits, personalized advising, and counseling. MSU-Fort Campbell offers bachelor degrees in business, logistics and supply chain management, public and community health, social work, and integrated studies. Their on-site graduate program includes a MBA and MPA and undergraduate certificates in EMT and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Austin Peay State University offers a variety of associate, bachelor and master’s degrees as well as certificate programs. APSU is regionally accredited and offers tuition discounts to all uniformed personnel and dependents. The Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell (APCFC) is designed for the military lifestyle offering classes on post and online in 8-week terms. APCFC offers a fully staffed administrative office supporting academic advisement, VA and TA education benefits assistance, financial aid services and Joint Service Transcript evaluations.
The largest institution of higher education serving the Clarksville area is Austin Peay State University.
The Adult Education Services are housed in the Greenwood Complex. It consists of the adult basic education programs such as obtaining GED, learning English as a second language, sign language, improving reading skills, and basic vocational. Business and vocational schools in the Montgomery county offers student needed training to develop marketable skills to obtain service industry jobs. For more information contact the Clarksville-Montgomery County Adult Education Program at 931-542-5045.