41.1% of active duty service members have children
— Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ODASD (MC&FP))
55.5% of all dependent military children are between the ages of 6-18
A child in a military family will move an average of 6 to 9 times during their school career.
— Department of Defense Education Activity
Only 33% of military families say that their child’s school does a good job complying with the Interstate Compact of Educational Opportunity for Military Children
—Blue Star Families 2016 Military Family Lifestyle Survey
There are currently 1.2 million military children of active duty members worldwide.
Nearly 80% of military children attend public schools throughout the United States.
1/3 of school-age military children exhibit psychosocial behaviors, including being anxious, worrying often and crying more frequently.
— from AASA, The School Superintendents Association