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Schools in Louisiana Near Fort Polk

Fork Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are in west-central Louisiana, 45 miles from Alexandria. While 8,000 to 9,000 people reside on base, there are over 100,000 civilian employees, military retirees, reserve members, and rotation training troops also supported by Fort Polk. To meet the needs of its population, the base offers:

  • Day care, school, and youth services
  • Recreation center and library
  • Banks and a post office
  • Malls and shoppettes

For relaxation, you can see movies, play golf and tennis, pick up auto hobby, swim, fish, and camp.

Fort Polk Education

Fort Polk avidly supports its residents furthering their studies. In addition to a thriving Adult Education Center, there are schools offering classes at Fort Polk--colleges such as Central Michigan College, Central Texas College, Louisiana State University, and Northwestern State University.

Alexandria boasts many attractions for residents of Fort Polk. Some of them are the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Kisatachie National Forest, the Arna Bontemps African-American Museum, and the Coughlin Sanders Performing Arts Center.

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