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School Liaison Office
T.J. Mills Boulevard & 761st Tank Battalion Avenue
Building 121, Room 149
Fort Hood, TX 76544

Phone 254-288-7946 / 254-287-9905
Phone (DSN) 312-738-7946
Fax 254-287-7351
Fax (DSN) 312-737-9905

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Education

Introduction

The Texas Education Agency, Student Assessment Division manages and oversees the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of the statewide assessment program, which includes the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), the State-Developed Alternative Assessment (SDAA), Reading Proficiency Tests in English (RPTE), and the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). Details of these programs are available on the TEA website.

There are no DOD Schools on Fort Hood. Killeen Independent School District (KISD) operates all schools on post under Texas law.

Killeen Independent School District (KISD)

Killeen Independent School District is the public school district serving the cities of Killeen, Harker Heights and Nolanville and the children who live on the Fort Hood military reservation.

There are seven elementary schools, and two middle schools on Fort Hood. Students are zoned for schools near where they live; however, parents may request a transfer for their child(ren) through Student Services to attend any of the schools in Killeen ISD.

All-day prekindergarten classes are available in Killeen ISD for those meeting the eligibility requirements. A child must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Economically disadvantaged; 
  • Active duty military dependent or dependent of a person injured/killed/MIA during active duty military service; 
  • Homeless; 
  • Limited English proficient; 
  • Has been or is currently in conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services.

As well as one of the following:

  • For Pre-K 3, 3 years old on or before September 1, 2015, and reside on Fort Hood 
  • For Pre-K 4, 4 years old on or before September 1, 2015

A child entering kindergarten must be five years, or older, on September 1st of the current school year. Those entering first grade must be six years old, or older, on or before September 1st of the current school year, with the exception of students who meet the conditions of the Interstate Compact for Military Students.

Please contact the respective Killeen ISD department when needing specific information on:

  • Home schooling - Attendance Department: (254) 336-2839 
  • Sports programs - Athletics: (254) 336-2673 
  • Exceptional children programs - Special Education: (254) 336-0366 
  • Before/After school programs - contact the student's campus for more information

Schools -- Students attend 32 elementary schools (grades PK-5th), eleven middle schools (grades 6-8), four comprehensive high schools and one early college high school (grades 9-12), two alternative schools, one career and technology center and several specialized campuses. Beginning the 2015-2016 school year, KISD and Central Texas College will join forces to bring Early College High School (ECHS) to fruition. ECHS combines both high school and college curriculum allowing students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and Associate's degree. For more information, visitwebsite.

Staff - The Killeen Independent School District is the second largest employer in Central Texas with 6,518 staff members.
Attendance -- Your child's attendance in school is an important part of their education. If a student is absent, it is important that the parent/guardian contact the school to inform them of the absence. Upon returning, parents/guardians must submit either a medical or parent note to the campus' attendance clerk.

Bus Information -- Killeen ISD provides bus service to many students in the district. To qualify for these services, a student must meet certain criteria. Transportation services are provided for elementary students who reside one or more miles from the home campus and for high school and middle school students who reside two or more miles from the home campus. Transportation services for students with individualized education plans (IEP) are determined based on the special needs requirements of those students. For more information you may visit www.killeenisd.org, click on Departments and then Transportation.

School Nutrition -- The School Nutrition Department is committed to providing nutritious meals for the students of the district. The meal prices for the 2015-16 school year are as follows:

Breakfast ~ Lunch
1. Full Price - Breakfast (ES, MS & HS)...$1.50
2. Full Price - Lunch (ES)...$2.25
3. Full Price - Lunch (MS & HS)...$2.50
4. Reduced Breakfast (ES, MS & HS)...$0.30
5. Reduced Lunch (ES, MS & HS)...$0.40

Beginning on the first day of school (August 24, 2015) for the 2015-2016 school year, Clear Creek Elementary School will continue to feed all students free breakfast. This is the result of SB 376 requiring schools with greater than 80% free and reduced students to provide free breakfasts to all students within Clear Creek Elementary.

Parents may make payments, add funds or view student accounts online. No fees are charged for viewing. There is a $1.95 convenience fee per student for each payment submitted online.

Menus along with nutritional analyses will be posted on the Killeen Independent School District website monthly. Nutrislice, our new menu app, will be available for parents/guardians to download in August 2015. This will assist in planning of the student's breakfast/lunch menus for the week. Provisions are available for diabetic and allergy-based diets. For further information regarding School Nutrition, please contact our office at (254)336-0775.

 

Important phone numbers (KISD)
Your question is: Phone #
When is registration? 254-336-2822
What athletic programs are available? 254-336-2673
Is transportation provided for my child? 254-336-0138
What are the transfer/credit requirements? 254-336-0215

 

For additional information

Program Phone #
Guidance and Counseling 254-336-0282
Special Education 254-336-0366
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Contact school campus
Personnel Department 254-336-0047/0049
Public Information Office 254-336-0065
Student Services 254-336-2822
Education Services 254-336-2822
Business Services 254-336-0157
State/Federal Programs 254-336-0208
Parenting Program 254-336-0211
Central Administration 254-336-0000

Copperas Cove Independent School District (CCISD)

Copperas Cove ISD is a public school district serving approximately 8,000 students in Copperas Cove and surrounding areas. Copperas Cove Public Schools are an integral part of the community. The school system enjoys a solid reputation as one of the finest in Central Texas. The district has been accredited by the Texas Education Agency as a Recognized District from 1998-2004.

There are seven elementary schools for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, two junior high schools for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, and one regular high school for ninth through twelfth grade. There is also an alternative learning center serving at-risk high school students and accelerated curriculum high school students.  For additional information you may also contact the Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC), Terri Jones. Her email address is: jonest@ccisd.com and her phone number is (254) 547-1227 ext. 261. The web link is: http://www.ccisd.com/Page/9232. This contains lots of information to assist military families moving into the Fort Hood area. The Copperas Cove ISD web page is: www.ccisd.com.

Important phone numbers
Your question is: Phone #
Where will my child attend school? 254-547-1227/2910
What school supplies will my child need? 254-547-1227
When is registration? 254-547-1227
What are the transfer/credit requirements? 254-547-1227
What athletic programs are available? 254-547-4111
Is transportation available for my child? 254-547-3362

Important phone numbers (CCISD) Area Code: 254

For Additional Information
School/program/department Phone #
Copperas Cove High School 254-547-2534
Copperas Cove Junior High School 254-547-6959
S. C. Lee Junior High School 254-542-7877
Special Education 254-547-8282
Gifted and Talented Program 254-547-1227
Communications 254-547-1227
Teacher Media Center 254-547-5810
Parent Resource Center 254-547-3434
Business Services 254-547-1227
Federal Programs Title I 254-547-1227
Personnel Department 254-547-1227
Vocational Department 254-547-2534

Adult Education

Saint Mary's University also offers classes On-Post on Saturday's on an eight week cycle.  Students can complete a Masters Degree in International Business.  This allows a student to complete their degree in eighteen to twenty four months.  They also have an online Masters Degree in Counseling that is administered through the Fort Hood office.Excelsior College and the University of Maryland University College also have representative at the Education Services Division.

There are two state-supported higher education institutions in Killeen: Central Texas College, a two-year communitycollege, and Texas A&M University -- Central Texas, which offers junior, senior and graduate courses. Both Central Texas College and Texas A&M University have day and evening classes available at On-Post at the Soldier Development Center, at several locations in Killeen, and additional service area locations.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is just 17 miles away, and the University of Texas and Baylor University are about60 miles distant each, and Texas A&M University is about 100 miles away.All on post colleges are located in the Soldier Development Center.

Leader Skills Enhancement 

The Leader Skills Enhancement Program encompasses Leader Skills classes and Computer Skills courses providing instruction on developing  professional leadership skills for NCO's.  Both Leaders Skills and Computer Skills classes result in the award of college credit. These courses taught by college instructors at no cost to the Soldier for college credit.Educational opportunities abound in Central Texas, from GED, College Level Exam Programs, and Army PersonnelTesting to masters Degrees. 

Soldiers and Family Members can take advantage of Education Services available at the Soldier Development Center.Counselors are available on a walk-in basis, no appointment is necessary. Services are open to Active Duty, Reserve Component, Family Members, Retirees and Department of Army Civilians.  A counselor will help determine enrollment eligibility for specific programs. Services include counseling, testing, and enrollment in a variety of education programs ranging from basic skills remediation and NCO Leadership Development classes through college degree programs. Financial assistance and information about education benefits and other forms of financial aid for Soldiers and Family Members are available.