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The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), formerly the Guam Public School System, is a school district that serves the United States territory of Guam. The school district can be thought of as analogous to the school districts of other cities and communities in the United States, but in some manners, it can also be thought of as analogous to the state education agencies of other states and territories.
The district is headquartered at the GDOE Headquarters on 500 Mariner Avenue Barrigada, Guam.Its headquarters were formerly at the Manuel F. L. Guerrero Administration Building at 312 Espinall Avenue, Hagåtña.
The Guam Department of Education is a single unified school district consisting of grades kindergarten through 12th grade, with 26 elementary schools, eight middle schools, six high schools and alternative school serve over 30,000 students.[ citation needed ] In 1998, the U.S. Department of Defense opened schools for children of American military personnel. DODEA schools had an attendance of 2,500 in 2000.
Around 2008, it was reported that around one third of students graduating from the public schools on Guam go on to universities.
In the fall of 2008, the district required all schools to have school uniform policies for students. Any new schools opening must have policies in place after one year of opening. Students eighteen years of age or older may opt out of the uniforms for medical, religious, or other reasons as approved by the building principal.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agaña is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the United States dependency of Guam. The prelate is an archbishop whose cathedral is the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica.
The Republican Party of Guam, commonly referred to as Guam GOP, is a political party in Guam affiliated with the United States Republican Party.
Agat is a village in the United States territory of Guam. It is located south of Apra Harbor on the island's western shore. The village's population has decreased since the island's 2000 census.
Guam Highway 1 (GH-1), also known as Marine Corps Drive, is one of the primary automobile routes in the United States territory of Guam. It runs in a southwest-to-northeast direction, from the main gate of Naval Base Guam in the southwestern village of Santa Rita in a northeasterly direction to the main gate of Andersen Air Force Base in the village of Yigo. It passes through Guam's capital, Hagåtña, as well as intersecting other territorial highways. The highway runs through tropical forest, urbanized commercial areas, and residential neighborhoods. The US military upgraded and extended the road starting in 1941. Construction ceased with the Japanese invasion in December 1941 and resumed after the Second Battle of Guam in 1944. The highway was formally dedicated to the U.S. Marine Corps by the governor in 2004.
The area code 671 is the local telephone area code of the United States territory of Guam. It was created with the beginning of permissive dialing on July 1, 1997, replacing Guam's previous International Telecommunication Union country code 671, at the end of permissive dialing on July 1, 1998.
Guam Highway 4 (GH-4) is one of the primary automobile highways in the United States territory of Guam.
Southern High School is a public secondary school located at 1 Jose Perez Leon Guerrero Drive in the village of Santa Rita, in the United States territory of Guam. The school, a part of the Guam Public School System, opened in 1997 and serves grades 9 through 12. Southern High serves the villages of Santa Rita, Agat, Asan, Inarajan, Merizo, Piti, Talofofo, Umatac, and Yona.
George Washington High School is a public secondary school located at 298 Washington Drive in Mangilao, in the United States territory of Guam.
John F. Kennedy High School (JFKHS), formerly Tumon Senior-Junior High School, is a public secondary school located in the Tumon area of Tamuning in the United States Territory of Guam. It is a part of the Guam Department of Education.
Guam Public Library System is the public library system of the United States territory of Guam. The main library is the Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library at 254 Martyr Street in the village of Hagåtña.
Guam Highway 15 (GH-15) is one of the primary automobile highways in the United States territory of Guam.
The Guam Department of Parks and Recreation operates public parks in Guam. The agency has its headquarters in Agana Heights.
Chalan Pago-Ordot is a municipality in the United States territory of Guam, containing the villages of Chalan-Pago and Ordot. It is located in the eastern-central part of the island and is part of the Kattan (Eastern) District. The village's population has increased slightly following the island's 2000 census.
Barrigada is a village in the United States territory of Guam. A largely residential municipality, its main village is located south of the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport near the intersections of Routes 8, 10, and 16. The community east of the airport known as Barrigada Heights is considered an affluent neighborhood on the island, where homes have excellent views overlooking much of Guam including the island's airport and hotels along Tumon Bay. Another significant location is Mount Barrigada, nearly 200 meters above sea level. Its location in the center of the island means it houses most of the island's radio masts and towers; the position and height make it easier for radio signals to reach the entire island.
Mangilao is a village on the eastern shore of the United States territory of Guam. The village's population has increased slightly following the island's 2000 census.
The Episcopal Church in Micronesia is a mission within Province VIII of the Episcopal Church. It has four congregations, three on Guam and one on Saipan, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as St. John's Episcopal School in Upper Tumon, Guam. The 2016 parochial reports indicated two parishes and 260 members.
Lourdes Santiago Torres Leon Guerrero was a teacher in Guam. Considered a "premiere educator", she was posthumously inducted into Guam's Educator's Hall of Fame.
Esther Aguigui is an Army National Guard officer who currently serves as the Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard. She was appointed by Governor of Guam Lou Leon Guerrero in 2019. She is the first female officer to lead the Guam National Guard in its history.