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The Prequel, Public Schools in the US Virgin Islands, St. Croix District

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Congratulations to Ms Monique Motta of John H. Woodson, Jr. High, 2015 Teacher of the Year

The United States Virgin Islands Dept. of Education (VIDE) is an executive branch of the Govt. of the US Virgin Islands mandated under Titles 3 and 17 of the Virgin Islands Code. It is the largest governmental entity in the Virgin Islands &  functions as both a Local Education Agency (LEA) and a State-level Education Agency (SEA). The VIDE is headed by a Commissioner at the SEA level & a District Superintendent at the 2 LEAs.

The VIDE’s role encompasses the authority to exercise general control over the enforcement of laws relating to free public education in the Virgin Islands. Its responsibilities include the development, implementation, and monitoring of instructional programs for all K-12 students and adult learners, and provision of support services such as child nutrition, pupil transportation, library services, and the maintenance of educational facilities and offices under its purview. Services are provided at 33 buildings supporting 40 activity centers.

In Fiscal year 2010, the VIDE endeavored to address the needs of the 15,493 students enrolled in the system. 1,176 students territory wide were identified as students with disabilities, 519 as English Language Learners. 

(St. Croix) 21-33 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, 00820 
Phone: 340-773-1095, Fax: 340-778-8895, Email: ideas@doe.vi

(St. Thomas) 1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802 
Phone: 340-774-0100, Fax: 340-779-7153, Email: ideas@doe.vi