Guam Department of Education

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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.

The district is headquartered at the GDOE Headquarters on 500 Mariner Avenue Barrigada,Guam.

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.[1]

History[edit]

Around 2008, it was reported that around one third of students graduating from the public schools on Guam go on to universities.[2]

School uniforms[edit]

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.[3]

Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Agana Heights Elementary School
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School
  • Adacao Elementary School (Mangilao, opened 2009)
  • Agana Heights Elementary School (Agana Heights, opened 1958)
  • Astumbo Elementary School (Dededo, opened 1997)
  • B.P. Carbullido Elementary School (Barrigada, opened 1965)
  • Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School (Tumon, Tamuning, opened 1965)
  • C.L. Taitano Elementary School (Sinajana, opened 1958)
  • Daniel L. Perez Elementary School (Yigo, opened 1968)
    • Formerly Yigo Elementary School (name changed in 1998)
  • F.Q. Sanchez Elementary School (Umatac, opened 1953)
  • Finegayan Elementary School (Dededo, opened 1972)
  • Harry S. Truman Elementary School (Santa Rita, opened 1966)
  • Inarajan Elementary School (Inarajan, opened 1953)
  • J.Q. San Miguel Elementary School (Mongmong-Toto-Maite, opened 1971)
  • Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School (Dededo, opened 1971)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School (Tamuning, opened 1974)
  • Liguan Elementary School (Dededo, opened August 21, 2008)[4]
  • Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School (Dededo, opened 1965)
  • Machananao Elementary School (Yigo, opened 1998)
  • Marcial Sablan Elementary School (Agat, opened 1998)
  • Merizo Martyrs Elementary School (Merizo, opened 1966)
  • Manuel Ulloa Lujan Elementary School (Yona, opened 1971) ([1])
  • Ordot/Chalan Pago Elementary School (Chalan-Pago-Ordot, opened 1997)
  • Pedro C. Lujan Elementary School (Barrigada, opened 1962)
  • Captain Henry B. Price Elementary School (Mangilao, opened 1958)
  • Talofofo Elementary School (Talofofo, opened 1965)
  • Tamuning Elementary School (Tamuning, opened 1965)
  • Upi Elementary School (Yigo, opened 1958)(Formerly Andersen Elementary until 1990)
  • Wettengel Elementary School (Dededo, opened 1968)

Middle schools[edit]

Untalan Middle School in Barrigada
Benavente Middle School in Dededo
  • Astumbo Middle School (Dededo, opened on August 21, 2008[4])
  • Agueda Johnston Middle School (Chalan Pago-Ordot, opened 1966)
  • F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School (Yigo, opened 1974)
  • Inarajan Middle School (Inarajan, opened 1973)
  • Jose Rios Middle School (Piti, opened 1973)
  • Luis P. Untalan Middle School (Barrigada, opened 1958)
  • Oceanview Middle School (Agat, opened 1959)
    • Originally Oceanview High School; became Oceanview Middle School in 1997.[5]
  • Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School (Dededo, opened 1966)
    • Originally known as Dededo Middle School or Dededo Junior High; became VSA Benavente Middle School in 1999.

High schools[edit]

Schools to be opened[edit]

[2]

Former schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Worrying trend in Guam's public schools." Radio Australia. Monday December 1, 2008. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "SCHOOL UNIFORM'S." [sic] Guam Public School System. May 6, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c http://www.guampdn.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080821/NEWS01/808210301/1002/rss[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b http://www.gdoe.net/rpe/annual_grad_ratesSY96_02.htm
  6. ^ http://www.gdoe.net/gwhs/history.html
  7. ^ "Guam's Public High Schools." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.

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