Edwards AFB Community
Muroc Joint Unified School District
17100 Foothill Ave.
North Edwards, CA 93523
760-769-4821 or 661-258-4178
The Edwards community boasts an elementary school (K-6) and a junior-senior high school (7-12). On-base public schools fall under the jurisdiction of California’s Muroc Joint Unified School District.
Branch Elementary School
1595 Bailey Ave.
Kindergarten through sixth grade
Desert Junior-Senior High School
1575 Payne Ave.
Seventh through 12th grade
California School Age
California Education Code 48200 requires school attendance for all children between the ages of 6 and 18. Kindergarten is considered part of the regular school program. A child must be 5 years of age or older on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten and must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend first grade. Any child who will have their fifth birthday between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2 will be offered a transitional kindergarten program.
Parents are required to accompany students during registration and must provide the following for each student being registered: the student’s birth certificate, the student’s current or transfer report card accompanied by a withdrawal form from the most recent previous school, a current physical for the student with a doctor’s signature on the school’s physical form (or proof of a physical in the previous school’s records), immunization and shot records, and proof of residency for each student.
California state law requires proof of polio, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis or DTP, and measles immunizations. In addition to current admission health requirements, all students entering seventh through 12th grades will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.
Registration is held most weekdays from 1 to 3 p.m. throughout the school year. You can also access the registration requirements at the school website at http://muroc.k12.ca.us. Forms are available at each school’s webpage.
High-school students who arrive on base prior to the beginning of the school year have an opportunity to plan their schedules. Counseling sessions begin in August. Honors, advanced placement, college preparatory and laboratory science classes complement a wide range of extracurricular clubs and activities, from drama and yearbook to volleyball and wrestling and Junior ROTC. With about 500 students, Desert Junior-Senior High School offers a variety of opportunities for all students to be involved with their school.
Students arriving after the school year has begun should register at the counseling office as soon as possible after arrival.
Parents can also access school registration requirements on the Edwards AFB school liaison website, www.edwardsfss.com/wordpress/family/school-liaison-office, or call 661-277-2456.
Parents have the opportunity to support and advise Edwards’ schools through the Parent Teacher Association and the Parents’ Advisory Council. More information on joining the PTA or PAC is available through the schools.