About Our School

Principal's Page


Contact Information

Continuous School Improvement



Parent Links

Student Links

Employee Links


John H. Russell Elementary School
Russell Raccoon

Vision Statement

 Reach, Educate, Inspire, and Nurture

Mission Statement

 Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.


News and Announcements:

Russell Elementary School Hours:

K-3: 8:30 AM to 2:55 PM

PreK - AM Session: 8:30 AM -11:00 AM

PM Session: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

DoDEA Schools to Adopt Common Core State Standards
June 6, 2012

Adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will benefit DoDEA's highly mobile student population which moves frequently between public schools and DoDEA schools. Read the DoDEA press release here.

CONUS Education Options Assessment: The Department of Defense has initiated a study, CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND). The objective of the study is to recommend options that most effectively balance cost, quality and implementation considerations. More information about CEOA can be found by clicking here.

Click here for the SY 2014-2015 calendar.

Parking and drop-off/pick-up at Russell Elementary Click here.

DoDEA Attendance Policy

Lunch Price Increase for SY 2014-2015 Click here.

Quantico Bus Routes

Important Dates:

  • January 22nd Report Cards Sent Home
  • January 27th Muffins with Mom
  • January 28th PEA Meeting 3:00pm
  • January 30th PEA Popcorn
  • No School Board Meeting for January
  • January 22nd Report Cards Sent Home
  • January 26th CSI meeting
  • No School Board Meeting for January
  • February 5 Teacher In-Service/Training. Early release for
    K-3; students will be dismissed @11:25AM. No lunch
    served. Pre-K PM classes will not be in session.
  • February 6 Word of the Month/Recognition Assembly @8:50AM
  • February 10 School Board Meeting
  • February 12 School Newsletter Sent Home Electronically
    Candy Grams
  • February 13 PEA Popcorn  & Yearbook Club and Candid photos
  • February 16 President’s Day—No school
  • February 25 PEA Meeting @3:00PM
    “Music to My Ears” Concert @6:00PM
  • February 26 Important Dates Flyer Goes Home; PEA Popcorn
    3rd Town Hall Meeting @6:00PM at QMHS Gym
  • February 27 No AM and PM Pre-K classes

For information on our Continuous School Improvement Plan please click here.



Click here for more information about Pandemic Influenza Planning.

Homework Help and Online Tutoring Click on the image to get information for free tutoring. Families must first request a password from the base library.

Marine Corps Base Quantico
Quantico, Virginia

Official DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity)Home Page
 Official DDESS (Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools) Home Page

NY/VADDESS (New York/Virginia Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools) Home Page
Marine Corps Base, Quantico

Campus Safety
Student Conduct
Internet Agreement

Contact Russell Web Master





Last Updated on January 22, 2015

|Department of Defense Education Activity |

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity