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United States Marine Corps
School Liaison Officer (SLO)
O'Bannon Ave. & Iwo Jima Ave.
McTureous Hall, Building 218
Barstow, CA 92311
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.
Contact the School Liaison office for information on local schools. 760-577-6018 or 760-577-6118 located at Bldg. 218 http://barstow.mccscp.com/edu/
Contact the Personal & Professional Development office for information on higher education, scholarships, and online options. 760-577-5854 located at Bldg. 218 http://barstow.mccscp.com/sl/
Options available for many Certificate and Associate programs. Most classes are transferable to UC or CalState universities, as well as Park University.
Options available for many Bachelor and Master Programs, with the convenience of a local campus shared with Barstow Community College.
Elementary, Middle, & High Schools attended by children living aboard MCLB fall under the Barstow Unified School District (BUSD). The student/teacher ratio is approximately 35:1. The other school district near Barstow is Silver Valley Unified School District. Children may attend the Silver Valley School District through an intra-district transfer from Barstow Unified School District. To qualify for an intra-district transfer, a minimum of one parent must work in the area. Local charter schools are also available in the high desert community. There are no DoD schools located on MCLB Barstow.
Barstow Unified School District
The BUSD is in the County of San Bernardino, California, and encompasses an area of approximately 1,740 square miles. During the current fiscal year, the District serves 6,000 students and maintains seven elementary schools, one elementary/middle school, one intermediate school, one junior high school, one high school, one continuation high school, an independent study program, and an adult school. The District operates Alternative Education Programs that service approximately 300 students providing an alternative setting for students to achieve the content standards and graduate from the district. The District employs over 600 people in the certificated and classified services.
Silver Valley School District
The Silver Valley School District is in the County of San Bernardino, California, and covers an area of approximately 3,200 square miles, equivalent in size to the combined states of Rhode Island and Delaware, and provides educational services to the communities of Calico, Daggett, Fort Irwin, Ludlow, Newberry Springs and Yermo.
Be sure to check the web-site for the individual school you plan to enroll in.
You may refer to website for directions, bus routes, etc.
Communities served by Silver Valley School District:
A student enrolling at Barstow/ Silver Valley Unified School District must have the following documentation prior to enrolling:
For information about California school immunization requirements.
When in session, breakfast and lunch are served free daily at all Barstow Unified School District schools. All meals including after-school snacks are in compliance with the USDA Food & Nutrition program. Meals may also be available during school breaks.
Transportation to school
The school district will provide transportation for students under provisions of state law and regulations. Students who reside beyond the maximum walking distance as defined below shall be eligible for transportation service to the school for their attendance area. Maximum walking distances to a school or bus stop are:
If your child will ride a bus to school, the school will provide you with the bus stop and the time your child will be picked up when you register.
Families choosing to live in the surrounding high desert communities such as Apple Valley, Victorville, or Hesperia will have a 30-40 mile commute to MCLB Barstow.
High Desert Schools including private and charter schools,
For information about homeschooling in California:
Local schools include colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and charter schools. There are no DOD schools on MCLB Barstow.
Schools attended by children living aboard MCLB fall under the Barstow Unified School District (BUSD). Visit MCLB School Liaison for detailed information about schools.
or call the School Liaison Officer, 760-577-5854
The Lifelong Learning Education Center and Library/Research Center aboard MCLB Barstow are co-located at McTureous Hall, Building 218. Lifelong Learning offers free educational services to active duty military, retired military, reservists, their family members, DoD and Marine Corps Community Service employees. The Education Center provides assistance with college applications and information on scholarships, grants, and student loans. You can obtain an education plan, school advisement, and academic skills enrichment. Please stop by and visit Building 218 or call 760-577-6118/6018. Serv: Services available Monday-Friday. Closed weekends and holidays.