School Liaison
79 Bastogne Ave
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Phone 270-798-9874/0783/9215
Phone (DSN) 312-635-9874
Fax 270-798-2962
Fax (DSN) 312-635-2962

Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed
Federal Holidays - closed

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Education Overview

Predominantly three school systems serve the Fort Campbell/Kentucky area:

  • Fort Campbell Domestic Dependent Elementary School System on post (DDESS)
  • Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove - Christian County School Systems
  • Tennessee - Clarksville Montgomery County School System

Private and alternative (home schooling) is available in the area. Contact the school liaison for further information at 270-798-9874.

Fort Campbell Domestic Dependent Elementary School System (DDESS)

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 3,400 students yearly 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.

Entrance Requirements

DoDEA has changed its Early Childhood Education programs entrance requirements for all DoD Schools. Age requirement are:

  • Sure Start and 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 about exceptions, contact DoDEA at 270-439-1927.

School Calendar for 2018-2019

First day of school for Fort Campbell is on 6 August 2018 and the last day for the school year will be on 24 May 2019. First day for Pre-K is on 20 August 2018. Last day for Pre-K is 22 May 2018. Access the Fort Campbell website for specifics guidance.

Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove - Christian County School Systems will start on 9 August 2018 and the last day of school will be on 27 May 2019.

Tennessee - Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) will start on 06 August 2018 and the last day of school will be on 22 May 2019.

Grading Scale

Grading system scale is 90-100 (A) 80-90 (B) 70-79 (C) 60-69 (D) 60 and below (F).

The school system 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.

Bus Transportation

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.

Lunch Program 

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, Youth Services & School Services (CYSS). 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.

Three New School Age Services Facilities:

  • Billy C. Colwell Building 3301 Indiana Ave, 270-412-2315
  • Gate 10 Building 7402 McAuliffe Loop 270-461-0641
  • Building #2 Building 1232 Bastogne Ave 931-237-8486/3140/7146

School Sports

Fort Campbell High School is rich in tradition with over 30 State Championships earned throughout its history, most recently back to back football state titles. 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:

  • Fall Sports - Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Soccer for boys and girls, Volleyball.
  • Winter Sports – Basketball for boys and girls, Wrestling
  • Spring Sports – Baseball, Softball, Tennis boys and girls, Track & Field

Special Needs

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.

Dress Code

There is a dress code for all schools on Fort Campbell, refer to their webpage for specific information.

Test Scores

Information on district standardized test scores may be found at the Fort Campbell DDESS website, and click on ‘Standardized Test Results'.

Local School Boards

Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove - Christian County School Systems.

There are ten elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools in Christian County School Systems. Total enrollment (2007) is 9249 students and 1388 teachers. All of the schools are accredited by the state of Kentucky and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Grading system scale is 93-100 (A) 86-92 (B) 73-85 (C) 65-72 (D) 64 and below (F).

Bus transportation is provided free of charge during school hours Monday to Friday. Free or reduced lunch program is also available at school and is based on total Family income.

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, hockey, 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, 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)

There are 23 elementary schools with the total enrollment of 17,322 students, 7 middle schools with the enrollment of 7,883 students, 8 high schools with the enrollment of 9,315 students. Total # of students attending Montgomery County School System is 34,639. (2018)

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.

For information on district standardized test scores, go online to the CMCSS website, then "About CMCSS' and click on ‘State Report Card' and ‘click here.' In the report, click on ‘System', select Montgomery County, and click on ‘Achievement' to view scores.

Magnet Schools

Magnet schools are schools of choice. Parents apply to enroll their children 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.

The enrollment capacity is 300 students and includes grades K-5.

Alternative School

As a means of furthering its program of progressive discipline and assisting students who may require a more structured academic environment, the School System provides an alternative school setting for middle and high school students. Students who are suspended or expelled may be required to attend the Alternative School.

Stem Academy

Introduced to Kenwood High School in fall 2011, the STEM Academy is open by application for students who have an aptitude for math and science that have already been demonstrated to some degree in their academic career. These students like to solve problems, improve ideas, and think logically. Additionally, the STEM Academy student will have a sincere interest in a STEM-oriented career field, specifically in engineering, and will work well learning through hands-on activities. Students will be selected utilizing multiple criteria, including test scores, grades, career interests, and attendance.

The STEM Academy has currently partnered with Austin Peay State University to identify scholarship opportunities for STEM academy students as well as offer special consideration if they apply to the TN Governor's School of Computational Physics (upon completion of the School, students can earn college credit hours there as well). APSU has also specially designed a summer enrichment program, SOARing with Mathematics for the STEM Academy students entering the 10th grade; as well as a Summer Science And Math Academy (SAMA) for STEM Academy students entering either 10th or 11th grade.

Middle College

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.

Adult Education

The Adult Education Services are housed in the Greenwood Complex. It consist 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.

The largest institution of higher education serving the Clarksville area is Austin Peay State University. For more information refer to the "College and Technical Training.

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