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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi

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Schools

There are no DoD Schools in the area at NAS Meridian.

The Meridian area has 2 public school systems: Meridian Public Schools and Lauderdale County Public Schools. Meridian Public School System has 7 elementary, 2 middle, 2 junior high, 1 high school, and 1 career/vocational center.

Lauderdale County Public School System has 4 elementary, 3 middle, 1 junior high, and 4 high schools. Residence of student determines the specific school to be attended. Students who live on-base will attend the Northeast Lauderdale Schools.

You can obtain information about which school your child will attend in the Meridian Public School District by calling 601-483-6271. You may register your child by completing the forms available in that school's office. There are no registration fees. However, there may be fees associated with athletics, clubs, yearbooks, etc. To register a student for kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before August 31. Two proofs of residency, a copy of your child's birth certificate, social security card, and proof of immunization is required. See Meridian Public School's web site for immunization requirements.

To enroll other students, the school will request records from the former school. However, for students new to the district, two proofs of residency, a copy of your child's birth certificate, social security card, and proof of immunization are required.

If you are moving into the Lauderdale County Public School District, you can obtain information about which school your child will attend by calling 601-693-1683. You may register your child by completing the forms available in that school's office. There are no registration fees. However, there may be fees associated with athletics, clubs, yearbooks, etc.

To register a student for kindergarten, first grade, and other grades: A student who is five years of age on or before September 1 may enter kindergarten. State law requires that a child must be six years of age on or before September 1 of this school year to be able to enter first grade. The following forms are required upon registration:

Certified Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
Immunization Form (May be obtained from a physician, County Health Department, or NAS Medical Facility)
Residency Verification (filed homestead exemption application or automobile registration and 2 other documents)

There are several area private schools covering pre-K through 12th grades.

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