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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 one middle school 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, 2016, and reside on Fort Hood
  • For Pre-K 4, 4 years old on or before September 1, 2016

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), ten 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. KISD and Central Texas College have joined 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, visit the website.

Staff - The Killeen Independent School District is the second largest employer in Central Texas with more than 6,600 employees.
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 the website, 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 2016-17 school year are as follows:

Breakfast ~ Lunch
1. Full Price - Breakfast (ES, MS & HS)...$1.50
2. Full Price - Lunch (ES)...$2.50
3. Full Price - Lunch (MS & HS)...$2.75
4. Reduced Breakfast (ES, MS & HS)...$0.30
5. Reduced Lunch (ES, MS & HS)...$0.40

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.

Nutrislice, our new menu app, is available for parents/guardians to download. This will assist in the 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

ProgramPhone #
Guidance and Counseling 254-336-0282
Special Education 254-336-0366
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Contact school campus
Personnel Department 254-336-0047/0049
Communication Services 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 serves the educational needs of more than 8,000 students in grades Pre-K-12 with a staff of more than 1,300 teachers, administrators, and support personnel. There is one Pre-K academy, six elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools, one being an alternative school of choice. Visit the Copperas Cove ISD website. CCISD may also be contacted through its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

CCISD maintains 100% Highly Qualified teaching staff, exceeding the state standards. CCISD's superintendent, Dr. Joe Burns, was selected as the Texas Superintendent of the Year and CCISD's elected board of trustees was named Honor School Board of the Year. Due to this strong leadership, CCISD dominates on state test scores through quality teaching every day in the classroom.

CCISD offers more than 30 career and technology classes with certifications and degrees available as well as an extensive advanced placement program and a multitude of dual credit classes.

The district also excels in athletics with multiple sports qualifying for state play-off tournaments. CCISD has a renowned fine arts program with our high school being the only band in the region to score superior ratings in all categories of the regional UIL contest as well as producing the 2016 Texas State Color Guard Champion. Our high school theater department qualified to compete at the state level of UIL one-act play receiving multiple honors. Our CCHS choir also achieved superior ratings in the regional UIL competition for men's women's and mixed choirs-the only school to obtain all three of these honors. Our construction, graphic arts, digital media, DECA, HOSA, FCCLA and criminal justice students also excelled at the regional level in 2016 qualifying for the state contest.

Copperas Cove schools offer a well-balanced, objective-based curriculum to all students, regardless of special need or condition. The District is committed to providing safe, quality schools that ensure the highest level of student preparation necessary for success in a competitive, rapidly changing world. The program encompasses early childhood education, prekindergarten through twelfth grade, and continuing adult education.

Copperas Cove ISD is an integral part of the community. The school system enjoys a solid reputation as one of the finest in Central Texas. Year after year, achievement tests have shown that Cove students benefit from a high-quality education. Cove students regularly exceed state and national averages in achievement testing. A high percentage of Cove graduates go on to college or other forms of post-secondary education.

Due to our close proximity to Fort Hood, many residents are affiliated with the federal government. Military students make up approximately 35% of our student population, and Copperas Cove ISD is proud to serve our military members and their families every day. 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 website contains information to assist military families moving into the Fort Hood area.

All questions can be answered by calling the central office at 254-547-1227 between 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday or messaging CCISD on Facebook at Copperas Cove ISD 24/7.

Your question is:

Visit

What are the requirements to attend Pre-K?

http://www.ccisd.com/Page/7427

Where will my child attend school?

http://www.ccisd.com/Page/332

What school supplies will my child need?

http://www.ccisd.com/cms/lib/TX01000559/Centricity/domain/1703/
parent%202015/2015_16%20school%20suply%20lists.pdf

When is registration?

http://www.ccisd.com/Page/362

What are the transfer/credit requirements?

http://www.ccisd.com/Page/16375

What athletic programs are available?

http://www.ccisd.com/Domain/20

Is transportation available for my child?

254-547-3362; http://www.ccisd.com/Domain/43

What can I expect from CCISD’s school nutrition program?

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1408131753495602

How are students prepared for college/job readiness?

https://www.careercruising.com/Individual/CP_CourseCalendar.aspx?SID=21928

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

There are two state-supported higher education institutions in Killeen: Central Texas College, a two-year community college, 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.

Education Services are available at the Soldier Development Center, Bldg 33009, Room G201 to Active Duty, Reserve Component, Family Members, Retirees and Department of Army Civilians. Counselors are available on a walk-in basis, no appointment is necessary. A counselor can assist to determine enrollment eligibility for specific programs. Services include counseling, testing, and enrollment in a variety of education programs ranging from basic skills remediation and college degree programs. Financial assistance and information about education benefits and other forms of financial aid for Soldiers and Family Members are available.

For Additional Information:

Soldier Development Center, Education Services Division, Bldg 33009

Education Services Division

Telephone

Education Services Division – Counseling (G201)

(254) 287-4824/4432

Army Personnel Testing ( APT) (D200)

(254) 287-4292/7605

Multi-Use Learning Facility (H206)

(254) 287-5873

Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) (D200)

(254) 287-9674/287-7605

 

 

 


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