JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Tracy Fuga
IntroductionMoving and starting over at a new duty station has its challenges. You have to find a new place to live, learn to navigate a new area, and figure out where your kids are attending school or what daycares are available for your children. Luckily, there will be no shortage of quality schools and childcare options for your children around Fort Eustis and Langley Air Force Base, the installations that make up Joint Base Langley-Eustis. See for yourself.
Suggested Read:Joint Base Langley-Eustis: In-Depth Welcome Center
Virginia School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in a Virginia school for kindergarten, a child must turn 5 on or before September 30 of the calendar year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, documentation of residency and the child’s previous school records and immunization records. Visit the Virginia Department of Education website for more information. Check with individual schools for additional enrollment requirements prior to arriving.
Schools in Joint Base Langley-Eustis
Langley Air Force Base SchoolsFor service personnel living on Langley Air Force Base, you will send your child to Hampton City Schools. Otherwise, your child attends school in the district connected to your mailing address.
Fort Eustis SchoolsIf you’re right outside Fort Eustis in Newport News, your children will attend Newport News Public Schools. If you’re living in nearby Poquoson, your children will enroll in Poquoson City Public Schools. Wherever they attend, rest assured that they’ll have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra assistance, there are a number of programs available through the school district.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis Elementary SchoolsAll elementary schools are off base and listed below.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis Middle SchoolsAll middle schools are off base and listed below.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis High SchoolsAll high schools are off base and listed below.
Schools Near Joint Base Langley-EustisThere are a number of public schools, charter schools, private schools and other options for school-aged children living near Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
Hampton City SchoolsOne Franklin St. Hampton, VA 23669
Phone:1 (757) 727-2000 Hampton City Schools serves more than 19,000 students across 30 schools. The district has one early childhood center, 18 elementary schools, one gifted center, two pre-K through eighth grade schools, five middle schools and four high schools to meet the needs of the 135,000 residents of Hampton. Many students have ties to nearby Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
Newport News Public Schools12465 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606
Phone:1 (757) 591-4500 Newport News Public Schools is an award-winning school system, the largest on the Virginia Peninsula. The district serves nearly 30,000 students across 42 schools, including five early childhood centers, 24 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools and one middle/high school combo school. With an early learning curriculum designed to boost literacy and math instruction, state-of-the art science labs and advanced educational technology, Newport News Public Schools has the tools designed for student success.
Poquoson City Public Schools500 City Hall Ave. Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone:1 (757) 868-3055 Poquoson City Public Schools is a smaller school serving the nearly 12,000 residents of Poquoson. The 2,100 students in the district benefit from small classes and a low student to teacher ratio, with a primary school, elementary school, middle school and high school. Connections with community resources such as NASA, Jefferson Lab, the Department of Defense and WHRO enhance classroom instruction.
Elementary Schools Near Joint Base Langley-Eustis
1. Armstrong Elementary SchoolDistrict: Hampton City Schools 3401 Matoaka Road Hampton, VA 23661
Phone:1 (757) 727-1067 About eight miles from Langley Air Force Base sits Armstrong Elementary School. The School for the Arts is an above average public school with 315 students in grades K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1.
2. Lee Hall Elementary SchoolDistrict: Newport News Public Schools 17346 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23603
Phone:1 (757) 888-3320 Lee Hall Elementary School is about three miles from Fort Eustis’ front gate and 20 miles from Langley AFB. The 550-plus pre-K through fifth grade students at Lee Hall benefit from being a fully accredited school with a low student-teacher ratio.
3. Machen Elementary SchoolDistrict: Hampton City Schools 20 Sacramento Drive Hampton, VA 23666
Phone:1 (757) 727-2900 Less than four miles from Langley AFB’s front gate sits Machen Elementary School. The elementary school enrolls more than 400 students from pre-K through fifth grade. The fully accredited school puts an emphasis on music, art, language, math and science.
4. Tucker-Capps Elementary SchoolDistrict: Hampton City Schools 113 Wellington Drive Hampton, VA 23666
Phone:1 (757) 825-4641 Tucker-Capps Elementary School is just under nine miles from Langley AFB and 18 miles from Fort Eustis. The 300-plus pre-K through fifth grade students at Tucker-Capps have access to a quality education which shows in the school’s above-average test scores.
Middle Schools Near Joint Base Langley-Eustis
1. Eaton Middle SchoolDistrict: Hampton City Schools 2108 Cunningham Drive Hampton, VA 23666
Phone:1 (757) 825-4540 Eaton Middle School sits about four miles from Langley AFB’s front gate. The middle school enrolls more than 600 sixth through eighth graders. The students benefit from opportunities to join band or chorus and take art, Spanish and business classes.
2. Dozier Middle SchoolDistrict: Newport News Public Schools 432 Industrial Park Drive Newport News, VA 23608
Phone:1 (757) 888-3300 Students at Dozier Middle School benefit from an array of educational offerings: band, orchestra, science fairs, clubs and more. The nearly 1,200 students at the diverse school benefit from small classes and a focus on their academic success.
High Schools Near Joint Base Langley-Eustis
1. Hampton High SchoolDistrict: Hampton City Schools 1491 W. Queen St. Hampton, VA 23669
Phone:1 (757) 825-4430 Hampton High School, the home of the Crabbers, is the closest high school to Langley AFB, with nearly 1,600 students. The diverse school offers a variety of clubs (chess, DECA, drama, film, forensics and Odyssey of the Mind, to name a few) and athletic programs (baseball, basketball, soccer, cheer, hockey, softball, volleyball, football, track and more) to set up students for success.
2. Denbigh High SchoolDistrict: Newport News Public Schools 259 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News, VA 23608
Phone:1 (757) 886-7700 Denbigh High School is the closest high school to Fort Eustis, with more than 1,300 students in grades nine through 12. The students at Denbigh have the unique opportunity to join the school’s Aviation Academy, among other STEM classes. Students also benefit from small classes and a variety of athletic programs.
Charter Schools Near Joint Base Langley-EustisCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. There are eight public charter schools in Virginia; there are two located within about an hour of Joint Base Langley-Eustis. For more information about the charter schools in Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website.
Phone:1 (757) 898-0516
Phone:1 (757) 648-5393
Private Schools Near Joint Base Langley-EustisParents who choose to send their children to a private school near Joint Base Langley-Eustis are met with a handful of options. A couple of the private schools in the area have a religious affiliation but they do not skimp on academics. According to Private School Review, these are the best private schools in the area.
1. Hampton Christian Academy2419 N. Armistead Ave. Hampton, VA 23666
Phone:1 (757) 838-7427 Hampton Christian Academy’s students lead praise and worship at weekly chapel services, volunteer in the community and serve the school through student government. Hampton Christian students balance their education with band, choir, drama, art and athletic programs. The school enrolls more than 430 students from pre-K through 12th grade across two adjoining campuses.
2. Denbigh Baptist Christian School13010 Mitchell Point Road Newport News, VA 23602
Phone:1 (757) 249-2654 Denbigh Baptist Christian School offers small class sizes and various educational programs to enrich the whole child. Two campuses serve preschoolers through 12th graders. The Upper School provides high school students the opportunity to participate in chapel, athletics, clubs and class socials. The co-ed school services more than 200 students.
3. Faith Outreach Education Center3105 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA 23666
Phone:1 (757) 838-8927 Faith Outreach Education Center is a small Christian school committed to academic excellence, physical activity and spiritual growth for its 100-plus students from pre-K through 12th grade. The school has been providing a quality education to Hampton residents since 1982. The curriculum is aligned with the state’s standards and instruction is provided with a low student to staff ratio.
Daycares Near Joint Base Langley-EustisLeaving your child in someone else’s care is not an easy decision. When looking for the right daycare facility, reading reviews on sites like Care.com and Yelp and visiting a few options in person when possible is the best way to make a decision about where to send your child. There is a Family Child Care program on base at Langley Air Force Base and child development centers on post at Fort Eustis.
ConclusionMoving so often can be difficult for you and your children but ensuring their education is taken care of right away helps alleviate this burden. There are plenty of educational options near Joint Base Langley-Eustis to make sure your children’s mental and physical well-being will be well taken care of. Use the above information to help narrow down the choices so you can rest easy and spend your time on something else, like finding new restaurants to try, shopping at the nearby outlets or finding out firsthand why Virginia is for lovers.
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