Military Children Left Behind

Published — June 26, 2011 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Grading the schools

A deteriorating roof at Clarkmoor Elementary at Fort Lewis, Washington. Emma Schwartz/iWatch News

Pentagon rates most of the aging schools it runs as “failing” and “poor”

Introduction

Many of the 194 schools run by the Defense Department on military installations around the world do not meet the Pentagon’s expectations. Here’s the location and military’s own rating of those schools. Grading system:

Q-1 New or well maintained (Good)

Q-2 Satisfactorily maintained (Fair)

Q-3 Under-maintained (Poor)

Q-4 Considered safe but less costly to replace than renovate (Failing)

You can also download the .csv file if you’d like to access the data as listed below.

  • Amelia Earhart Intermediate School; Kadena Air Base, Japan (Okinawa); failing (Q4)
  • Air Force North High; Brunssum, The Netherlands; fair (Q2)
  • Albritton Junior High; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; poor (Q3)
  • Alconbury Elementary; Royal Air Force Alconbury, United Kingdom; failing (Q4)
  • Alconbury High; RAF Alconbury; failing (Q4)
  • Andersen Elementary; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; fair (Q2)
  • Andersen Middle; Andersen AFB; fair (Q2)
  • Ankara Elementary/High; Incirlik Air Base, Turkey; failing (Q4)
  • Ansbach Elementary; US Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Ansbach Middle; USAG, Ansbach; poor (Q3)
  • Antilles Elementary; Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; failing (Q4)
  • Antilles High; Fort Buchanan; poor (Q3)
  • Antilles Intermediate; Fort Buchanan; failing (Q4)
  • Antilles Middle; Fort Buchanan; poor (Q3)
  • Argonner Elementary; Old Argonner Housing Area, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Ashurst Elementary; Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia; poor (Q3)
  • Aukamn Elementary; Wiesbaden Army Air Field, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Aviano Elementary; Aviana Air Base, Italy; good (Q1)
  • Aviano High; Aviana AB; good (Q1)
  • Aviano Middle; Aviana AB; good (Q1)
  • Bahrain Elementary/High; Naval Support Activity Bahrain; failing (Q4)
  • Bamberg Elementary; Warner Barracks, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Bamberg High; Warner Barracks; failing (Q4)
  • Barkley Elementary; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; poor (Q3)
  • Baumholder High; Smith Barracks, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Bechtel Elementary; Camp McTureous, Japan (Okinawa); failing (Q4)
  • Bitburg Elementary; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Bitburg High; Spangdahlem AB; failing (Q4)
  • Bitburg Middle; Spangdahlem AB; failing (Q4)
  • Bitz Intermediate; Camp LeJune, North Carolina; good (Q1)
  • Bob Hope Primary; Kadena AB; failing (Q4)
  • Boeblingen Elementary; Kelly Barracks, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Bolden Elementary; Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station, South Carolina; poor (Q3)
  • Bowley Elementary; Fort Bragg; failing (Q4)
  • Brewster Middle; Camp LeJune; fair (Q2)
  • Brittin Elementary; Fort Stewart, Georgia; fair (Q2)
  • Brussels Elementary/High; Daumerie Casnerne Army Base, Belgium; failing (Q4)
  • Burrows Elementary; MCB Quantico; poor (Q3)
  • Butner Elementary; Fort Bragg; poor (Q3)
  • Byrd Elementary; Negishi Military Family Housing, Japan; failing (Q4)
  • C Turner Joy Elementary; Chinhae Naval Base, Korea; poor (Q3)
  • Campbell High; Fort Campbell; poor (Q3)
  • Croughton Elementary/Middle; RAF Croughton, UK; poor (Q3)
  • Cummings Elementary; Misawa Air Base, Japan; poor (Q3)
  • Daegu Elementary/High; Camp George; failing (Q4)
  • Dahlgren Elementary; Dahlgren, VA; failing (Q4)
  • Darby Elementary; United States Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan; poor (Q3)
  • Darmstadt Elementary/Middle; Lincoln Village, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Delalio Elementary; Marine Corps Air Station, New River, NC; failing (Q4)
  • Devers Elementary; Fort Bragg; fair (Q2)
  • Dexheim Elementary; Anderson Barracks, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Dexter Elementary; Fort Benning, GA; good (Q1)
  • Diamond Elementary; Fort Stewart; poor (Q3)
  • Dover Middle; Dover Air Force Base, Delaware; failing (Q4)
  • Edgren High; Misawa Air Base, Japan; poor (Q3)
  • Elliott Elementary; Beaufort MCAS; good (Q1)
  • E.J. King High; USFA Sasebo, Japan; poor (Q3)
  • Faith Middle; Fort Benning; poor (Q3)
  • Feltwell Elementary; RAF Feltwell, UK; poor (Q3)
  • Fort Knox High; Fort Knox; failing (Q4)
  • Fort Rucker Primary; Fort Rucker, Alabama; failing (Q4)
  • Fort Rucker Elementary; Fort Rucker; poor (Q3)
  • Gaeta Elementary/Middle; Gaeta, Italy; fair (Q2)
  • Galer Elementary; Beaufort MCAS; poor (Q3)
  • Garmisch Elementary; Bavarian Alps, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Geilenkirchen Elementary; NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • General H.H. Arnold High; Wiesbaden Air Force Base, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Grafenwoehr Elementary; Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Guam High; US Naval Hospital, Guam; good (Q1)
  • Hainerberg Elementary; Wiesbaden Army Air Field; failing (Q4)
  • Hanau Middle/High; Hanau, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Hanscom Middle; Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; failing (Q4)
  • Hanscom Primary; Hanscom AFB; poor (Q3)
  • Heidelberg High; Heidelberg, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Heidelberg Middle; Heidelberg; failing (Q4)
  • Hohenfels Elementary; Hohenfels Combat Maneuver Training, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Hohenfels Middle/High; Hohenfels Combat Maneuver Training; good (Q1)
  • Holbrook Elementary; Fort Bragg; failing (Q4)
  • Hood Street Elementary; Fort Jackson, SC; failing (Q4)
  • Humphreys Elementary; Camp Humphreys, Korea; good (Q1)
  • Ikego Elementary; Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan; fair (Q2)
  • Illesheim Elementary; Storck Barracks, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Incirlik Elementary/High; Incirlik AB; poor (Q3)
  • Irwin Intermediate; Fort Bragg; failing (Q4)
  • Jackson Elementary; Fort Campbell; poor (Q3)
  • John O. Arnn Elementary; Camp Zama, Japan; good (Q1)
  • Johnson Primary; Camp Lejeune, NC; good (Q1)
  • Kadena Elementary; Kadena AB; failing (Q4)
  • Kadena High; Kadena AB; failing (Q4)
  • Kadena Middle; Kadena AB; poor (Q3)
  • Kaiserslautern Elementary; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Kaiserslautern High; Ramstein AB; failing (Q4)
  • Kaiserslautern Middle; Ramstein AB; failing (Q4)
  • Kessler Elementary; Fort Stewart, GA; good (Q1)
  • Killin Elementary; Camp Foster, Japan (Okinawa); failing (Q4)
  • Kingsolver High; Fort Knox; failing (Q4)
  • Kinnick High; CFA Yokosuka; failing (Q4)
  • Kinser Elementary; Camp Kinser, Japan (Okinawa); failing (Q4)
  • Kleine Brogel Elementary; Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium; poor (Q3)
  • Kubasaki High; Camp Foster; failing (Q4)
  • Lajes Elementary/High; Lajes Field, Portugal; failing (Q4)
  • Lakenheath Elementary; RAF Lakenheath, England; fair (Q2)
  • Lakenheath High; RAF Lakenheath; poor (Q3)
  • Lakenhealth Middle; RAF Lakenheath; good (Q1)
  • Landstuhl Elementary/Middle; Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Lanham Elementary; Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan; poor (Q3)
  • Lejeune High; Camp Lejeune; poor (Q3)
  • Lester Middle; Camp Foster; failing (Q4)
  • Liberty Intermediate; RAF Lakenheath; poor (Q3)
  • Lincoln Elementary; Fort Campbell; poor (Q3)
  • Livorno Elementary/High; Camp Darby, Italy; poor (Q3)
  • Loyd Elementary; Fort Benning; poor (Q3)
  • Lucas Elementary; Fort Campbell; poor (Q3)
  • M. C. Perry Elementary; Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan; failing (Q4)
  • M. C. Perry High; MCAS Iwakuni; failing (Q4)
  • Macdonald Intermediate; Fort Knox, KY; failing (Q4)
  • Mahaffey Middle; Fort Campbell; failing (Q4)
  • Major George S. Welch Elementary; Dover AFB; failing (Q4)
  • Mannheim Elementary; Mannheim, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Mannheim High; Heidelberg; failing (Q4)
  • Mannheim Middle; Mannheim; failing (Q4)
  • Mark Twain Elementary; Mark Twain Village, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Marshall Elementary; Fort Campbell; poor (Q3)
  • Maxwell AFB Elementary; Maxwell Air Force Base, AL; poor (Q3)
  • McBride Elementary; Fort Benning; poor (Q3)
  • McCool Elementary/Middle; Apra Harbor, Guam; failing (Q4)
  • McNair Elementary; Fort Bragg; failing (Q4)
  • Mendel Elementary; Yokota Air Base, Japan; failing (Q4)
  • Menwith Hill Elementary/High; RAF Menwith Hill, UK; poor (Q3)
  • Mudge Elementary; Fort Knox; failing (Q4)
  • Murray Elementary; Fort Bragg; failing (Q4)
  • Naples Elementary; Naples, Italy; fair (Q2)
  • Naples High; Naples, Italy; fair (Q2)
  • Neubruecke Elementary; Smith Barracks; poor (Q3)
  • Osan Elementary; Osan Air Base, Korea; poor (Q3)
  • Osan High; Osan AB; fair (Q2)
  • Patch Elementary; Patch Barracks, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Patch High; Patch Barracks; failing (Q4)
  • Patrick Henry Elementary; Heidelberg; failing (Q4)
  • Pierce Elementary; Fort Knox; failing (Q4)
  • Pierce Terrace Elementary; Fort Jackson; failing (Q4)
  • Pinckney Elementary; Fort Jackson; fair (Q2)
  • Pope Elementary; Pope Air Force Base, NC; poor (Q3)
  • Quantico Middle/High; MCB Quantico; failing (Q4)
  • Rainbow Elementary; Barton Barracks, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Ramey Elementary/High; U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, PR; failing (Q4)
  • Ramstein Elementary; Ramstein AB; fair (Q2)
  • Ramstein High; Ramstein AB; failing (Q4)
  • Ramstein Intermediate; Ramstein AB; failing (Q4)
  • Ramstein Middle; Ramstein AB; failing (Q4)
  • Robins Elementary; Robins Air Force Base, GA; poor (Q3)
  • Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle; Robinson Barracks, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Rota Elementary; Rota, Spain; good (Q1)
  • Rota Middle/High; Rota, Spain; failing (Q4)
  • Russell Elementary; MCB Quantico; failing (Q4)
  • Sasebo Elementary; USFA Sasebo; failing (Q4)
  • Schweinfurt Elementary; Ledward Barracks, Germany; failing (Q4)
  • Schweinfurt Middle; Ledward Barracks; poor (Q3)
  • Scott Middle; Fort Knox; failing (Q4)
  • Sembach Elementary; Ramstein AB; failing (Q4)
  • Sembach Middle; Sembach AB; failing (Q4)
  • Seoul Elementary; Yongson Garrison, Korea; poor (Q3)
  • Seoul High; Yongson Garrison; failing (Q4)
  • Seoul Middle; Yongson Garrison; failing (Q4)
  • Sevilla Elementary/Middle; Moron Air Base, Spain; poor (Q3)
  • SHAPE Elementary; Daumerie CAS, Belgium; poor (Q3)
  • SHAPE High; Daumerie CAS; failing (Q4)
  • Sigonella Elementary/High; Sigonella Naval Air Station, Spain; fair (Q2)
  • Smith Elementary; Smith Barracks; failing (Q4)
  • Sollars Elementary; Misawa AB; fair (Q2)
  • Spangdahlem Elementary; Spangdahlem AB; poor (Q3)
  • Spangdahlem Middle; Spangdahlem AB; poor (Q3)
  • Stearley Heights Elementary; Kadena AB; failing (Q4)
  • Stowers Elementary; Fort Benning; good (Q1)
  • Sullivans Elementary; CFA Yokosuka; poor (Q3)
  • Tarawa Terrace I Primary; Camp Lejeune; failing (Q4)
  • Tarawa Terrace II Elementary; Camp Lejeune; good (Q1)
  • Van Voorhis Elementary; Fort Knox; failing (Q4)
  • Vicenza Elementary/High; U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy; failing (Q4)
  • Vilseck Elementary; Rose Barracks, Germany; failing (Q3)
  • Vilseck Middle/High; Rose Barracks; failing (Q4)
  • Vogelweh Elementary; Ramstein AB; failing (Q4)
  • W. T. Sampson Elementary/High; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; failing (Q4)
  • Walker Intermediate; Fort Knox; failing (Q4)
  • Wassom Middle; Fort Campbell; poor (Q3)
  • West Point Elementary; West Point, New York; failing (Q4)
  • West Point Middle; West Point; failing (Q4)
  • Wetzel Elementary; Smith Barracks; poor (Q3)
  • White Elementary; Fort Benning; failing (Q4)
  • Wiesbaden Middle; Wiesbaden Army Air Field; failing (Q4)
  • Wilson Elementary; Fort Benning; fair (Q2)
  • Wuerzburg Elementary/Middle; Leighton Barracks, Germany; poor (Q3)
  • Wuerzburg High; Leighton Barracks; failing (Q4)
  • Yokosuka Middle; Yokosuka, Japan; good (Q1)
  • Yokota High; Yokota Air Base, Japan; failing (Q4)
  • Yokota Middle; Yokota AB; fair (Q2)
  • Yokota West; Yokota AB; poor (Q3)
  • Zama High; Camp Zama, Japan (Okinawa); failing (Q4)
  • Zukeran Elementary; Camp Foster, Japan; failing (Q4)

Source: Department of Defense Education Agency

Note: School names and ratings are contained in 2008 and 2009 DODEA reports to Congress. The list does not include a few schools that have opened since the 2008 report, and about nine schools on the list are on installations either slated for closing or have closed since publication of the reports.

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