The public school system serving Fort Hood and he cities of Killeen, Harker Heights and Nolanville is the Killeen Independent School District. In addition, there are a number of private and parochial schools from which to choose.
KISD's students attend 27 elementary schools, eight middle schools, four high schools and four special campuses.
Transportation is provided free for students who live two or more miles from their assigned school or in a hazardous area, and special education students are transported from their homes regardless of distance from school.
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) sponsors a before- and after-school program at KISD schools. The program allows students to come into the schools from 6:00 am until the school starts in the morning and from the time school ends until 6:00 pm in the evening.
The Special Education Department is geared to the individual needs of students with disabilities. These services are provided in addition to the regular classroom, or in place of it, as determined by the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Copperas Cove ISD is a public school district serving students in Copperas Cove and surrounding areas.
Central Texas College and Tarleton State University are two state-supported higher education institutions in Killeen which offers junior, senior and graduate courses. Both Central Texas College and Tarleton State University have day and evening classes available at On-Post at the Soldier Development Center .Saint Mary's University offers classes On-Post on Saturday's on an eight week cycle The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is just 17 miles away, and the University of Texas and Baylor University are about60 miles distant each, and Texas A&M University is about 100 miles away.All on post colleges are located in the Soldier Development Center.