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Department of the Air Force
6001 Arnold St.
School Liaison Officer
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
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.
Tinker AFB is situated in the Mid-Del School District. Residents living on the installation will attend:
Tinker Elementary (grades PreK-5)Midwest City Middle School (grades 6-8)Midwest City High School (grades 9-12)
There are no schools on the installation; however, Tinker Elementary is located just outside the gates.
For assistance with school matters, please contact the School Liaison (SL) by calling 405-734-3683 or DSN 312-334-3683. The SL can also be reached via email at 72FSS.FSY.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil Be sure to follow us on Facebook; Tinker AFB School Liaison
Homeschooling is another option for children and parents in Oklahoma. As homeschooling is written into the state’s constitution, there is no need to register with any state or local officials. Parents are not required to be certified teachers or use state approved curriculum. Homeschools are not regulated and Oklahoma law does not require parents to register with or seek approval from state or local officials, conduct state testing with their students, or permit public school officials to visit or inspect homes. However, Home Schooling Legal Defense Association recommends that homeschoolers adhere to the Oklahoma Public School Law. For information on resources available to parents educating their children at home visit the Oklahoma Homeschooling website.
The Base Education Office offers services to active-duty, guard, reserve, and their family members. The Base Education Office aims to assist with counseling on schooling, information on tuition assistance and testing for Professional Military Education. You can reach the Base Education Office by calling 405-739-7408.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services (OSDE-SES) is committed to providing guidance and support in order to promote excellence in education from infancy to adulthood for children with disabilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). For more information, visit the Special Education Website. More specific information about the installation's EFMP program can be found by clicking on the ‘Special Needs' link to the left.
Activities and Programs
There are a wide range of activities and organizations throughout the various school districts. Some you can expect to see include band, drama, art, student clubs, National Honor Society, Student Council, team sports, etc. Special programming is also a part of many school districts. This includes programs such as gifted and talented education, special education, English as a Second Language (ESL), drug prevention education and alternative education.
District Nutrition Services departments are made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well-being and their ability to learn. These teams support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Students are provided access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet their health and nutrition needs. Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
Most schools provide breakfast and lunch programs for a fee. Free or reduced rates for school lunches are available, and applications must be submitted through the school.
In general, bus transportation is provided for all students living in excess of one (1) mile from school. Students with special needs and requiring specialized transportation will be coordinated with the district and the Special Services Department. The availability of this service may depend on the child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Tinker AFB resides in Oklahoma County in the Mid-Del School District. . Residents living on the installation will attend Tinker Elementary (grades PreK-5), Midwest City Middle School (grades 6-8), and Midwest City High School (grades 9-12). To find out more about the school district, enrollment procedures, programs, and services, please visit the Mid-Del School District website.
For all families relocating to Tinker, it is important to understand that the school your child attends is determined by the address of where you reside and the corresponding district boundaries. There are many neighboring communities where military families choose to live, including, but not limited to, Norman, Moore, Edmond, Mustang, Yukon, Oklahoma City and Choctaw-Nicoma Park (to list a few of the largest districts). Midwest City and Del City are situated just outside the base and are primarily covered by the Mid-Del School District.
To learn more about schools in the local area, please visit the following websites:
Choctow-Nicoma Park: https://www.cnpschools.org/
Deer Creek: https://www.deercreekschools.org/
Oklahoma City: https://www.okcps.org/
Oklahoma State Department of Education State Report Cards
In addition, Oklahoma County also offers several options for private schooling, for more information visit the The Oklahoma State Department of Education - School District Sites (above). For information on school districts, enrollment, immunization schedules, advanced placement, graduation requirements, national rankings and the Academic Performance Index visit the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.
The Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3) works to create consistency in policy that addresses issues military children encounter during transitions, such as enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation. Visit Interstate Compact for more information. For assistance with any school matters, please contact the School Liaison Office at (405) 734-3683 or DSN 312-884-3683.