All County public schools are accredited by the State of Alabama and Cognia
Additional information on Maxwell Elementary / Middle School can be found at:
Students reside in housing on Maxwell AFB and Gunter-Annex in grades 9-12 are zoned in the Montgomery County Public School System. Maxwell is zoned for Carver Senior High School and Gunter-Annex is zoned for Lee High School. Bus service is provided for both bases/schools. FamCamp also stands as a designated area for permanent living quarters. This designation allows permanent residents within the camping area to attend Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary and Middle School. The official memo can be found here.
Montgomery Public Schools has an outstanding magnet school program. The MPS Magnet Application for the 2020-2021 school year will be available on-line from 6 - 31 January 2020. (Note: You do not have to live in Montgomery County to apply, although if your child is selected and chooses to attend, you will have to live in Montgomery County – including Maxwell/Gunter – by the first day of school. This means that anyone can apply, regardless of where they currently live.) Initial acceptance emails will come out in late spring.
LEAD Academy is the first charter school to secure approval to operate in Montgomery.
There are also a number of private schools, many with religious orientations, located in the River Region. The area's independent and parochial schools are accredited by Cognia or by the Alabama Independent School Association.
For information on Home Schooling in Alabama, contact the State Department of Education, School Safety, Discipline, and Attendance Division, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 36130-2101, Phone 334-242-8165, Fax 334-353-5962.
Several public school districts in the River Region support military-connected families and students by allowing “Out of District Enrollment.” This means that your student may attend school in a district other than the one that she or he is zoned for based on your residency. Approval of out of district enrollment is at the discretion of the district superintendent. Also, because the student is attending outside of their district, a parent or guardian is responsible for transportation to and from school.
Each district's policy has different eligibility criteria:
(Bold – default district school zone; Italic – Out of District Enrollment options)
The Alabama State Department of Education analyzes verifiable data to annually inform the public of the state's, districts' and individual schools' performance on more than 30 criteria.