DoDEA Begins School Year 2013-2014

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As the Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) opens doors at 191 schools throughout the world, many improvements and new programs will be under way to make this school year exceptional. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for more than 82,000 Department of Defense (DoD) dependents around the world.

DoDEA Begins School Year 2013-2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA — August 28, 2013 — Nearly 83,000 students are beginning the 2013-2014 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

DoDEA schools educate children of our Nation’s Servicemembers and the civilians who support them in twelve nations, seven states and two territories. Through the Educational Partnership Branch, DoDEA provides support to more than one million military-connected students who attend public schools throughout the United States. Read More 


DoDEA Back to School Fast Facts:

Transportation Facts

Every Year:

  • DoDEA buses drive more than 56,000 miles a day.
  • DoDEA transports 50,000+ registered riders.
  • DODEA has 1,500 bus routes.

DoDEA Student Facts

DoDEA Americas

  • # of Districts- 6
  • # of Schools- 65
  • # of Employees- 3,987
  • # of Students- 29,100+

DoDEA Europe

  • # of Districts- 4 
  • # of Schools- 75
  • # of Employees- 4,741
  • # of Students- TBD

DoDEA Pacific

  • # of Districts- 4
  • # of Schools- 50
  • # of Employees- 3,131
  • # of Students- TBD

Projected Total DoDEA Enrollment for SY13-14:  82,425

School Year 2013-14 Calendars

DoDEA schools begin School Year 2013-14 on different dates in each area. School breaks vary in each area as well. School calendars can be viewed at School Calendars Website.

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