Military Family Resources

Students in front of a banner that reads "We love our Military Kids"


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  

Purple Star Campus Designation Application

School Year 2020-2021

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Who are our Military Connected Students?

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.  

  • Texas is the 2nd largest state in the nation, with over 89,000 military connected students, attending public and open-enrollment charter schools. 
  • Public and open-enrollment charter schools have identified military connected students 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

Featuring School Year 2020-2021- Military Student Identifier Resource 

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