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United States Army
Fort Bliss School Liaison Officer
505 Pershing Road, Room A135
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
There are three elementary schools on Fort Bliss property run by El Paso Independent School District. Personnel living off post should be aware that there are also ten other school districts in the El Paso area. El Paso, Socorro, Gadsden (NM), Ysleta, Canutillo, San Elizario, Clint, Anthony, Fabens, and Tornillo. Where you reside designates the school your children will attend. The El Paso Independent School District is the largest district and the one with the most Military students in attendance. The School Liaison office can answer any questions you might have at 915-569-5064.
Youth Services: Replica Youth Center - (915) 568-5437 on main post, 5037 Sheridan Road (915) 978-3523, houses the Middle School and Teen (MS&T) programs. Game room with billiards, foosball, video and board games, computer lab, music room, lounge with big screen TV, a video library, teen patio and playground, arts and crafts activities, and a skateboard park. Also, full use of the gym for a variety of activities. Milam Youth Activity Center (915) 744-2449 location 10960 Haan Road, East Bliss.
Army Community Service: ACS 915-569-4ACS (4227) Main Building, 2494 Ricker Road; Family Resilience Center 915-569-5500, 250 Club Road.
Housing: Fort Bliss Family Homes privatized housing with over 4,000 housing units in nineteen neighborhoods. Available for all ranks. Call 1-866-771-4323, Hours of operation 8 am to 5 pm, Mon-Fri, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm or visit the Family Housing Office website.
The El Paso area has a variety of educational opportunities to address the needs of military Families arriving at Fort Bliss. These opportunities are provided by nine public school districts in the El Paso area and one in Gadsden, NM. An established relationship between Fort Bliss and area school districts exists through formal venues. All nine El Paso School Districts in the El Paso area entered into the Secondary Education Transition Study (SETS) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in 2001.
A students' home school will be determined by their addresses; however, opportunities to attend other campuses exist for Military Families based on space availability. Contact your School Liaison Office 915-569-5064 (0730-1630) regarding the myriad of academic opportunities including dual-credit, Early College High School, dual-language, magnet programs, and so much more.
Geographically Fort Bliss is within the El Paso ISD School boundaries with one high school and four elementary schools located on federal property.
All districts make school bus transportation available to all students living two or more miles from the home school, students living on a Board approve hazardous route, for eligible special education students as approved by an ARD committee, and those attending special programs such as an Early College High School or magnet programs. This service is provided at no cost to students. Bus routes and any subsequent changes are reported at the school. Further information may be obtained by calling the district campus principal or designee. When a pupil transfer request is approved, the parent is responsible for the student's transportation.
Private, Parochial, and Homeschooling
El Paso is home to a number of parochial, private, and charter schools providing educational services at all grade levels PreK-12. There are several different types of private schools from which to choose. Parochial, nondenominational and independent schools are increasing in numbers in the El Paso area. Fort Bliss and El Paso are also home to several active Home School organizations supporting area families. To learn more about these options please contact the Fort Bliss School Liaison at (915)-569-5064 located at 505 Pershing Rd. Hours 0730-1630.
All school Districts in the El Paso and New Mexico area have a discipline management plan. All students and parents are given a code of conduct at the beginning of each school year.