U.S. Department of Defence Education Activity


4800 Mark Center Drive,

Alexandria, VA 22350-1400

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The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a civilian agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. It is headed by a director who oversees all agency functions from DoDEA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. DoDEA's schools are divided into three areas, within each of these three areas, schools are organized into districts headed by superintendents.DoDEA's schools serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees throughout the world. Children of enlisted military personnel represent 85 percent of the total enrollment in DoDEA schools. Today, DoDEA operates 192 public schools in 14 districts located in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. All schools within DoDEA are fully accredited by U.S. accreditation agencies. Approximately 12,000 employees serve DoDEA's 84,000 students.

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