Department of Defense Education Activity

About DoDEA Schools Worldwide

Did you know?

DoDEA operates 160 schools in 8 Districts located in 11 foreign countries, 7 states, and 2 territories across 10 time zones. 

There are nearly one million military connected children of all ages worldwide, of which more than 60,000 are enrolled in DoDEA schools and served by more than 8,000 educators.

All schools within DoDEA are fully accredited by U.S. accreditation agencies.

DoDEA Fact Sheet DoDEA by the Numbers

  DoDEA DoDEA-Europe DoDEA-Pacific (+Guam) DoDEA-Americas (+Cuba)
Districts 8 3 3 2
Schools 160 * 64 45 50
Employees (FTEs) 11,828 4,011 3,201 4,155
Students 66,941 25,316 21,490 20,135 -
* Includes 1 Virtual School. Data as of 11 October 2021.

DoDEA Schools by Country and State/Territory

DoDEA Americas DoDEA Europe DoDEA Pacific
Alabama (2) Bahrain (2) Japan (including Okinawa) (33)
Georgia (8) Belgium (5) Korea (8)
Kentucky (10) United Kingdom (7) Guam (4)
New York (2) Germany (34)  
North Carolina (16) Italy (10)  
South Carolina (4) The Netherlands (2)  
Virginia (3) Spain (3)  
Puerto Rico (4) Turkey (1)  
Cuba (1)    

DoDEA Time Zone Map SY21-22

DoDEA Today Scope of Responsibility

Children-the focus of our mission
  • Today there are approximately 966,000 military student-age children being educated in public, private and home-based schools in the USA and around the world.
DoDEA Components
DoDEA Schools, Enrollment, and FTEs Totals (30 SEPTEMBER 2021)
  • 160 schools worldwide (Including Virtual HS)
  • 66,941 students
  • 11,828 FTEs

Note: This is the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs), not the number of employees. These figures may change based on enrollment fluctuations.

Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP)

  • The Non-DoD Program supports approximately 4,100 students assigned to 311 duty stations worldwide.
Partnership Branch
  • DoDEA shares expertise with local education agencies (LEA) and public schools that educate military students through our Partnership Branch.