The Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is 1 of 2 distinct educational systems operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA):
- Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)
- Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS)
The DoDEA Americas Area Director oversees operations of DDESS and DoDDS Cuba. The term DoDEA Americas is used to communicate the area's relationship to DoDEA.
The DoDEA Americas Area Service Center (ASC) provides guidance and assistance to our districts in support of DoDEA's unified mission to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment and the goals outlined in the Community Strategic Plan (CSP)
DoDEA Americas operates 57 schools on 16 installations, organized into 6 districts serving more than 22,000 students.