Military Family Resources

On behalf of the public schools of Texas, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Texas. The men and women who serve in the armed forces are among our most valued assets as a nation. Your children deserve the very best our public schools have to offer.

The Texas Education Agency recognizes the challenges facing you and your families as you transition to a new home and school district. We have developed this section of our web site to provide information about Texas schools, graduation requirements and links to other sites of interest.

It is my hope that you and your children are satisfied with the service provided by our school system. Texas has earned a reputation for excellence in its public schools by setting high standards and ensuring accountability. At the same time, we have retained local control of the educational decisions that affect children. We are proud of our accomplishments and will continue our efforts to improve the lives of the children we serve.

Best wishes for continued success and thank you for all you do to protect and defend our nation.

Sincerely,
Texas Commissioner of Education  

Texas Military Installations

U.S. Army U.S. Air Force U.S. Navy
Corpus Christi Army Depot Dyess Air Force Base Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Fort Bliss Goodfellow Air Force Base Naval Air Station Fort Worth
Red River Army Depot Laughlin Air Force Base Naval Air Station Kingsville
Army Futures Command Sheppard Air Force Base  
Fort Hood Joint Base San Antonio  


Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard 

Texas has the second largest number of military-connected students in the United States.  The Texas Education Agency recognizes the need to provide information about available resources to students, parents, and educators to assist with navigating transitions to new schools, communities, and repeated cycles of separation and reunion.  


Who are our Military-Connected Students?

  • There are close 2 million children of Service members in the U.S.
  • Texas has the 2nd largest population of military- connected students, more than 89,000 attending public schools.
  • Military-connected children are in every school region of Texas.
  • Military-connected children move an average of 6-9 times during their K-12 education experience.
  • 30% of military-connected children are between the ages of 6 and 11 years old.
  • Children from Military families are twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to serve in the Armed Forces as adults. 

Getting to Know Our Military-Connected Students and Families

Month of the Military Child- April 2019

Parent and Student Resources

Military Interstate Children's compact Commission MIC3

Military Student Transitions

Military Student Deployment

National Guard and Reserve Resources

Educator Resources

Community Resources

Military-Connected Students by Educational Service Centers Region (PDF)

Military Rank Insignia's (outside source)

Common Military Acronyms and Terms  

Legislative Updates  

85th Texas Legislative Session, 2017

86th Texas Legislative Session, 2018

 

Contact Information

State Coordinator for Military Connected Students
Abby Rodriguez, M.A.
512-463-9502
abby.rodriguez@tea.texas.gov