L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School is located on Altus Air Force Base and is reserved for children living in base housing or children who have a parent working on base. Located in Altus, Okla., it serves more than 400 students up to grade four. The school is also home to the Altus School District's special education program for developmentally delayed preschool children. L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School employs more than 30 qualified teachers, counselors, and physical and speech therapists, and over 15 support personnel. Its special programs include the Accelerated Reading Program and the Johnny Can Spell phonics program. Two computer labs are available for drill and practice, and students also have access to the Internet. Its parent-teacher organization provides the school with daily volunteers, and also sponsors activities, such as the school carnival and Friday candy sales to raise money for school activities.