Guam

Fino' i lina'lä-t
Words are our life (CHamoru)

stone structures in guam

Guam (Guåhån) is the largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago. It is a territory and the westernmost point of the United States. Guam's capital is Hagåtña, and the most populous city is Dededo. Residents of Guam are American citizens by birth. [1]

Official / Indigenous languages

Official / Indigenous languages

CHamoru (Chamorro)
* note: many people are bilingual in English

Common greetings in CHamoru (pdf)

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Population

168,801 (July 2021 est.) [1]

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Number of schools

25 elementary schools
8 middle schools
7 high schools [2]

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Number of students

28,812 in SY19-20
2,604 in ECE; 13,145 in elementary; 6,466 in middle; 9,044 in high school; 157 in alternative programs [3]

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Number of teachers

2,396 in SY18-19 [3]

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Teacher credentials

89 Basic Educator certification in SY18-19
178 Initial Educator certification
692 Master Educator or equivalency
719 Professional Educator certification [3]

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Institutes of higher education

University of Guam is a four-year institution that offers Bachelor’s degrees in 34 areas and Master’s degrees in 11 areas. Guam Community College offers 21 associate degree programs and 17 certificate programs.

For more information about the Guam Department of Education

[1] https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/guam/0
[2] https://www.gdoe.net/District/Department/5-Curriculum-Instruction/1434-Official-Student-Enrollment.html
[3] https://docs.google.com/a/gdoe.net/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Z2RvZS5uZXR8Z2RvZXxneDo0ZmIzOGY2NjM1MmE5Y2Zi