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6200 Miramar Way
San Diego, CA 92145
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.
The closest school districts to MCAS Miramar are the San Diego Unified and Poway Unified School Districts.
The busing of school children varies between districts. Before buying or renting a house or apartment, call the district to find out what is offered in that district. San Diego Unified School District, for instance, does not offer busing except for those involved in magnet schools, voluntary integration programs or special education. The Poway School District does provide transportation for a fee but only after certain walking distances. There is no Department of Defense (DOD) school on board MCAS Miramar.
San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)
San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) serves over 135,000 students, and has marked more than 150 years of service to San Diego's children. It is the second largest district in California, and eighth largest urban district in the United States. The student population is extremely diverse, representing more than 15 ethnic groups and over 60 languages and dialects.
Since its founding on July 1, 1854, the district has grown from a small, rented school building with one teacher to its current state-more than 221 educational facilities with 14,555 full-time equivalent staff positions representing more than 15,800 employees. The district's educational facilities include 118 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, 29 high schools, 35 charter schools, and 15 atypical or alternative schools. For more information on the San Diego School District, visit San Diego Unified School District.
Poway Unified School District (PUSD)
The Poway Unified School District is located in northern San Diego County, California. Encompassing an area of 100 square miles, district schools are situated in suburban San Diego and throughout the rural city of Poway. PUSD operates 23 elementary schools (K-5), six middle schools (6-8), four comprehensive high schools (9-12), and one continuation high school. Twenty-three schools are located in the city of San Diego; eleven schools in the city of Poway. The District serves approximately 33,000 students and is the third-largest school district in the county.
For information on meals, enrollment school programs, bus service, etc. visit Poway Unified Schools District website.
The Education Center has two higher learning institutions that offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. These institutions offer programs aboard the military installation, online, and on campus locations in the local area.
New Postsecondary Complaint System (PECS)
Who should submit a complaint? If you or your family member receives active duty military Tuition Assistance (TA) or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship recipient, and are experiencing problems with your school, you are encouraged to submit feedback through the following PECS website, PECS
The Education Center offers a variety of tests, free of charge, to eligible patrons. Please contact the testing office at email@example.com for additional information and and assistance. Tests offered include:
Prior to registration is required for all tests. Contact the Education Center at 858-307-1801 to schedule an exam.
Military Tuition Assistance is available to eligible active duty Marines Corps personnel. The TA program FY maximum is $4,500 per year, $250 per semester credit hour. First time TA users must complete the JKO "Higher Education Preparation" course prior to using TA.
MCAS Miramar's Education Office is located inside the HUB in Bldg. 5305. For a full list of services, visit www.mccsmiramar.com/education-center for call 858-307-1801 for more information.
The education of military children makes a positive contribution to the readiness and retention of the Service Member. The School Liaison Program provides the following to assistance for Service Members and their families:
Additional school information can be found through the following resources: