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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.

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The district is headquartered at the GDOE Headquarters on 500 Mariner Avenue Barrigada, Guam. [1] Its headquarters were formerly at the Manuel F. L. Guerrero Administration Building at 312 Espinall Avenue, Hagåtña. [2]

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. [3]

History

Around 2008, it was reported that around one third of students graduating from the public schools on Guam go on to universities. [4]

School uniforms

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. [2]

Schools

Elementary schools

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Agana Heights Elementary School
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School UlloaESDededoGuam.jpg
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School

Middle schools

High schools

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George Washington High School

Schools to be opened

Former schools

See also

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References

  1. "Contact Us Office of Supply Management Guam Department of Education." Guam Department of Education. Retrieved on December 28, 2017. "Guam Department of Education 500 MARINER AVE BARRIGADA GU 96913-1608" - Map and Driving Directions
  2. 1 2 "SCHOOL UNIFORM'S." [ sic ] Guam Public School System. May 6, 2008. ""Manuel F.L. Guerrero/ Administration Building 312 Aspinall Avenue[...]Hagatna, Guam 96910"
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-06-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Worrying trend in Guam's public schools." Radio Australia . Monday December 1, 2008. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  5. 1 2 3 http://www.guampdn.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080821/NEWS01/808210301/1002/rss%5B%5D
  6. 1 2 http://www.gdoe.net/rpe/annual_grad_ratesSY96_02.htm
  7. http://www.gdoe.net/gwhs/history.html
  8. "Guam's Public High Schools." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.