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4700 Mow-Way Road, First Floor
Fort Sill, OK 73503
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Fort Sill (Education – Education – Public School)
Fort Sill School Liaison (SLO) 580-442-4831
Fort Sill is located within the Lawton Public School (LPS) district. In addition, there are several smaller school districts which surround the Lawton/Fort Sill community. As a general rule, children should attend school in the district in which they reside. Opportunities for school district transfers are available for active-duty members, but transportation to and from the out of district/residence school is the family's responsibility.
Enrollment size within the system: Lawton Public Schools consists of 3 High Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 15 Public Elementary Schools and 1 Pre-K center. Lawton Public Schools also operates the Life Ready Center and a virtual Academy. The current student enrollment is approximately 13,700 with approx. 2300 administrators, teachers’ and support personnel.
LPS offers a wide-range of courses and extracurricular activities to keep students engaged and on the path for success. This includes Elementary Makerspaces, high school course offerings available to 7th and 8th graders as well as concurrent and dual enrollment for 10-12 graders.
Families residing on Fort Sill with school-age children, Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, attend Freedom Elementary, part of the Lawton Public School District. Middle and High School students residing on Fort Sill attend Central Middle and Lawton High School. If you arrive at Fort Sill and will be moving on post within 90 days, you may enroll your child(ren) in Freedom Elementary. Lawton Public Schools utilizes an online registration system. www.lawtonps.org
All elementary schools in Lawton and all of the public schools in the surrounding communities offer free Pre-Kindergarten for children who have reached 4 years of age by September 1st of the current school year. Students eligible for Pre-K must contact their neighborhood school to be assigned to a Pre-K spot, or to be placed on the waitlist if Pre-K at the assigned school is full.
All elementary schools in Lawton and all of the public schools in the surrounding communities offer free Pre-Kindergarten for children who have reached 4 years of age by September 1st of the current school year. must contact their neighborhood school to be assigned to a Pre-K spot, or to be placed on the waitlist if Pre-K at the assigned school is full.
College and Career Readiness
Special Needs Education
All area schools provide special education services. Special needs accommodations can vary by school site. The Lawton Public Schools Special Service Center offers special education services for 3 year olds and students in elementary and secondary schools. Area surrounding schools have Cooperative programs that serve Special Education students whose needs exceed the Special Education Faculty qualifications.
Special education students in Lawton attend regular schools that are appropriate for their age and grade levels. When possible, special needs students attend regular classes for all or part of the school day.
The Individual Education Planning Committee (which includes the student's parents and teachers) develops educational plans and strategies for students with special needs. The Exceptional Family Member Program (580-442-6818) can provide advocacy services for families who need assistance navigating the Special Education system.
The Child Find Coordinator can give your child an educational assessment. Lawton Public School Transportation Center, 580-248-3255, can assist with school bus accommodations for children with special needs.
Sooner Start is Oklahoma's Early Intervention program for families of infants and toddlers birth to 36 months, who have developmental delays, disabilities or both. Sooner Start services are designed to meet the developmental needs of each eligible child and the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development.
Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences (Pre-K 3 to 12th grade), 580-536-1900
Trinity Christian Academy (Pre-K 3 - 8th grade), 580-250-1900
The Lawton/Fort Sill area private schools have approximately the same school calendar and the same graduation requirements as the Lawton Public Schools.
Oklahoma State Department of Education - sde.ok.gov/home-school
Lawton Christian Home Educators - lche.squarespace.com
Homeschool Oklahoma - homeschooloklahoma.org