The Fort Rucker School Liaison Officer assists with school transition support services, Partnerships in Education, installation and school communications, local school information for schools on and off post, home-school linkages, scholarship information and post-secondary preparation opportunities.

All of the Fort Rucker and local public schools cooperate with the Secondary Education Transition Study Memorandum of Agreement to ease the transitions of the children and youth as they move from installation to installation.

The School Liaison Officer is located in Building 132, Room 118. For more information, call (334) 255-9812.

Ellis D. Parker Elementary School, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Ellis D. Parker Elementary School is a DoDEA school operating on Fort Rucker and serves pre-school through sixth grade students. Parker ES is a brand new 21st Century school serving approximately 650 students. Parker ES recognizes the individual needs of military children and fosters a caring, creative learning environment. The school provides a cooperative partnerships between students, parents, community and staff and their mission is to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing, guiding and challenging all Parker ES students to achieve their maximum potential.

Alabama requires children to be four, five or six years old, on or before September 1 to enter the program for the 4-year-olds, kindergarten or first grade, respectively.

The school participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Lunch Program that provides breakfast and lunch. Qualified students receive free or reduced-priced meals. The school provides transportation for students residing more than one mile away from the elementary school.

Visit the Ellis D. Parker Elementary School Website

For more information, call:

  • Superintendent's Office (334) 598-6396 or DSN (334) 558-3086
  • Parker Elementary School (334) 255-1607

Registration Information

The following documentation is required to register at either of the schools on Fort Rucker:

  • Sponsor will update Registration Form (DoDEA Form 600). DoDEA Form 600 must be signed by the active duty sponsor. If the sponsor is deployed it may be signed by his or her spouse with a Power of Attorney (Note: A copy of the POA will need to be submitted with enrollment documents.)

  • Child's Social Security Card. A copy of the card will be retained in the student's registration file.

  • Certified Birth Certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics of the state of birth. The certificate must include the parents' names and cannot be a pocket card or hospital/congratulatory certificate. A copy of the certificate will be retained in the student's registration file. If the sponsor is not listed on the birth certificate as a biological parent, the child's dependency and custody determination must be documented before enrollment is granted.

  • Sponsor's current military orders. Orders dated prior to 36 months before the start of the school year will require an amendment, updated order or the registrar can provide a form to be completed by the sponsor's unit.

  • Verification of Family Housing. A signed Resident Occupancy Agreement and a current billing statement (e.g. cable bill) will verify your housing assignment. Families who are still on the waiting list for housing will need to verify that the registrar has a copy of their original 180-day housing letter.

  • An Alabama Certificate of Immunization (Alabama Blue Card) indicating that required immunizations have been received.