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The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Audits Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Education. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) oversees the education of over 560,000 students in Oregon’s public kindergarten through grade 12 education system. Oregon has over 1,200 public K–12 schools organized into 197 school districts and 19 education service districts. Over 100 of these schools are public charter schools. These schools and districts employ over 63,000 teachers, administrators and other school and district staff. ODE encompasses early learning, public preschool programs, the state School for the Deaf, regional programs for children with disabilities and education programs in Oregon youth corrections facilities.

While ODE is not in the classroom directly providing services, the agency (along with the State Board of Education) focuses on helping districts achieve both local and statewide goals and priorities through strategies such as developing policies and standards, providing accurate and timely data to inform instruction, training teachers on how to use data effectively, administering numerous state and federal grants, and sharing and helping districts implement best practices


Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97310-0203
Telephone: 503-947-5600
Fax: 503-378-5156

Contact: Dr. Salam Noor, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Cindy Hunt
Records Officer Email: Esther Mangini
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 326.111
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog