THE BEST WHITEMAN AFB SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionLooking for day cares, schools, and educational opportunities at your new duty station can feel daunting. Researching your options is no small task, but we're here to help! Read on for information on local public school districts, charter schools, private schools, and child care facilities at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB). Choosing the best school districts is a big factor in making your next housing decision. And if you’re still in the process of buying a house, there are loads of great listings for Whiteman AFB on AHRN.com.
Suggested Read:Whiteman AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, schools and other youth services may be closed or operating on a reduced schedule. Check the venue or school's website or call for more information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.
Whiteman AFB SchoolsChildren living on Whiteman AFB attend schools in the Knob Noster Public Schools district. There are currently no DoDEA schools on Whiteman AFB, but Knob Noster Public Schools' Whiteman Elementary School is located on base.
Missouri School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in a Missouri school, a child must be at least 5 years old before Aug. 1 of the school year. A child is also eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child is a military dependent and has successfully completed an accredited prekindergarten program in another state. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child's age and the child's previous school records and immunization records. For details on Missouri's minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education website. Check with the school for additional requirements.
Whiteman AFB Elementary Schools
Phone:1 (660) 563-3028
Whiteman AFB Middle SchoolsAll middle schools are off the base and are listed below.
Whiteman AFB High SchoolsAll high schools are off the base and are listed below.
Child and Youth ServicesThe Whiteman AFB Force Support Squadron website has a wealth of information and resources for your family. The website links to the base's many youth services, which include a child development center, a youth center, teen programs, and more. The base's School Liaison Officer website has information on area school districts, homeschooling in Missouri, and more. The website also has contact information for the base's school liaison officer, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.
Child Care at Whiteman AFBChild and youth programs at Whiteman AFB offer parents and children a full spectrum of support, with flexible hourly, part-day, and full-day child care options, as well as before- and after-school care for older children. Other programs include youth sports and fitness programs and the youth sponsorship program, which matches incoming students with fellow students who can guide them in their new community. For information on enrollment in child care programs, program fees, and registration, visit the Whiteman AFB Force Support Squadron website. Another helpful resource for military families is MilitaryChildCare.com. This DOD website provides comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. Once you create an account and a profile on this website, you can search the full range of military child care options, request care, and remain on waitlists for a preferred program even after being offered care by another program.
1. Family Child CareFamily Child Care offers home-based care in housing on and off the base for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. Family Child Care providers may provide full-day, part-day, weekend, and hourly care.
2. Susie Skelton Child Development Center209 Houx Drive Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
Phone:1 (660) 687-5588 This center provides care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.
3. Youth Center333 Houx Drive Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
Phone:1 (660) 687-5586 This center for youth in kindergarten up to 18 years old offers instructional classes, fitness activities, recreation, the arts, life skills, education and career development, and a place to hang out before and after school. The center also organizes field trips, specialty camps, dances, and other events.
Schools Near Whiteman AFBKnob Noster Public Schools serves children living on and near Whiteman AFB. Other area school districts include Henry County R-1 School District, Sedalia School District 200, and Warrensburg R-VI School District.
Knob Noster Public Schools District401 E. Wimer St. Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 563-3186 The following elementary, middle, and high schools are all part of the Knob Noster Public Schools district.
Public Elementary Schools Near Whiteman AFB
Phone:1 (660) 563-3019
Public Middle Schools Near Whiteman AFB
Phone:1 (660) 563-2260
Public High Schools near Whiteman AFB
Phone:1 (660) 563-2283
Henry County R-1 School District210 North St. Windsor, MO 65360
Phone:1 (660) 647-3533 Henry County R-1 School District has one elementary school and one junior high/high school. For more information on the schools in this district, visit the district's website.
Sedalia School District 2002806 Matthew Drive Sedalia, MO 65301
Phone:1 (660) 829-6450 Sedalia School District 200 has one early childhood cooperative, five elementary schools, one middle school, one junior high school, and two high schools. For more information on the schools in this district, visit the district's website.
Warrensburg R-VI School District201 S. Holden St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 747-7823 Warrensburg R-VI School District has four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, an education center, and a career center. For more information on the schools in this district, visit the district's website.
Charter Schools Near Whiteman AFBCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. For more information about charter schools in Missouri, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education's website.
Private Schools Near Whiteman AFBTo search for local private schools in Missouri, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website and use the private school search tool. Users may search by location, religious affiliation, school type, and more.
Additional Education Resources
- U.S. Department of Education
- Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
- Missouri PTA
- Reading is Fundamental
- Military Child Education Coalition
- Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families
ConclusionResearching child care options and schools for your family can be stressful, but it's an important part of any PCS. Be sure to talk with your children about their hopes and concerns for their new school. Including children in discussions about their new school will help them feel more at home at their new duty station. And don't be afraid to reach out to the base's school liaison officer for help and additional resources.
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