Department of Defense Education Activity

About DoDEA - DoDEA Schools Worldwide

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

There are 996,069 military connected children of all ages worldwide, of which more than 69,000 (6.9%) are enrolled in DoDEA schools and served by approximately 8,700 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) 11,671 3,979 3,158 4,078
Students 69,688 25,899 22,331 21,458 -
* Virtual students, Kindergarten (Full Day) Child Find, Contracted Out, and Home Schooled Students not included. Data as of 2 July 2020.

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 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 (19 June 2018)
  • 160 schools worldwide (Including Virtual HS)
  • 69,688 students
  • 11,671 FTEs

Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP)

  • The Non-DoD Program supports approximately 4,057 students in 135 countries.
Partnership Branch
  • DoDEA shares expertise with local education agencies (LEA) and public schools that educate military students through our Partnership Branch.