Bureau of Indian Education | For Parents and Students
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Parents and Students

As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the Tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. The Bureau is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the person within family and Tribal or Alaska Native village contexts.

In School Year 2011-2012, the 183 Bureau-funded elementary and secondary schools, located in 23 states, served approximately 41,051 Indian students, which is based on a three year average student count known as the Average Daily Membership or ADM.