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United States Marine Corps
2034 Barnett Ave.
Quantico, VA 22134
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.
The Department of Defense Elementary and secondary Schools (DDESS) located on MCB Quantico are a part of the Department of Defense Education Activity. Accreditation by State - all schools in DDESS and DoDEA are accredited by the AdvancedEd organization.
There are two schools located on MCB Quantico. Crossroads Elementary School serves all K-5 students, and Quantico Middle/High School serves all students in grades 6-12. Standardized test scores for MCB Quantico Schools are available through the DoDEA Data Center.
Entrance RequirementsBy September 1st of the enrolling year, a child must be:
If you have any questions about exceptions, contact DoDEA.
Bus Service -- Bus service is provided to students whose families reside on MCB Quantico. The bus service operated by Motor Transportation on the installation if they are outside the mandatory walking zone for the neighborhood school.
Meals -- Both schools have a breakfast and lunch program available to students.
School Sports Programs -- Quantico Middle/High School offers a range of sports activities at both the middle and high school level.
Exceptional Children Programs -- Both schools work with the installation's Exceptional Family Member Program to meet the needs of students. Children who have identified needs in this area are also supported by DDESS' New York/Virginia Superintendent's Office who has personnel who oversee this program in all schools in the district.
Enrollment size within the system -- There are currently 332 students at Quantico Middle/High School and 700 students at Crossroads Elementary School; however these numbers are subject to change weekly.
Grading System -- The system-wide grading system is:
Magnet Schools -- DDESS has no magnet schools within the system.
Alternative Education Programs -- DDESS has no alternative education programs within the system.
Children who reside on the installation may attend one of two Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) located on MCB Quantico. These schools are a part of the Department of Defense Education Activity. Children who are in grades pre-kindergarten through 5 may attend Crossroads Elementary School. Children in grades 6 through 12 may attend Quantico Middle/High School. Families who reside in the local community will find high-quality education options available in the counties of Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania. For more information about the schools on and off of the installation, please contact the MCB Quantico School Liaison Program at 703-784-4729.
The public schools of Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties offer high quality education.
Age RequirementsVirginia law requires children who will be 6 years old on or before Sept 30 to enroll in school unless the parents notify the school system that they do not wish the child to attend. State law allows children who are 5 on or before Sept 30 to enter kindergarten.
ImmunizationsVirginia law requires each new student to be immunized against the following diseases:
Diphtheria, Whooping Cough (Pertussis), and Tetanus. Three doses as an infant. A booster after the fourth birthday and before entrance to school. A Td (tetanus/diphtheria) booster is needed if ten years have elapsed since the last booster. Oral Polio Vaccine, two doses as an infant, a booster after the fourth birthday and before entrance to school. Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, and German Measles (MMR), first dose at 12 to 15 months of age. Virginia requires that students have the second dose of measles (rubeola) vaccine before first entry into kindergarten. Hepatitis B, evidence of immunization against Hepatitis B will be required for children born on or after January 1, 1994. Three doses of Hepatitis B are required. Evidence of Hepatitis B immunizations for entry to 6-8 grade after Fall 2001. Required through grade 9 as of Fall 2004. Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine, all children are required to document at least one dose of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine if they have not had the chicken pox disease, grades Pre - 2.
Most counties require parents or legal guardians of a new student to present the student's birth certificate, Social Security number, evidence of immunizations and a transfer slip or report card from the student's previous school upon registration.
Standards of Learning (SOL)
The Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education.
These standards represent a broad consensus of what parents, classroom teachers, school administrators, academics, and business and community leaders believe schools should teach and students should learn.
In the four core areas of English, mathematics, science, and history/social science, a curriculum framework also is provided that details the specific knowledge and skills students must possess to meet the standards for these subjects.
Parents are urged to register students for school as early as possible to assist school personnel in planning class placement and schedules. Hand carrying school records will facilitate enrollment. If your child's school does not permit hand carrying records, you may request that they be sent for holding until you arrive. Students that will be attending on base schools may have all records mailed to:
Student RecordsSuperintendent of SchoolsVirginia Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools3308 John Quick Road, Suite 201Quantico, VA 22134-1702
Schools welcome registration Monday through Friday between 9-12:00 or 1:00-3:00.