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Welcome to Darby Elementary School!

Jack N. Darby Elementary School was completed in 1988 and inaugurated on October 14, 1988. The school initially educated students in kindergarten through sixth grade students, and now has students preschool age to sixth grade. The school was named after Rear Admiral Jack N. Darby, former commander of the Pacific Fleet's Submarine Force. Prior to leading the Pacific submarine command, Admiral Darby was on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC. Before that, he was commandant of midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy and was commander of the submarines Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Admiral Darby passed away in 1987 in New York.

Continuous School Improvement

The leadership and faculty of Darby are committed to providing the best education possible for our students. For this reason, we have developed a mission, a vision, and two continuous school improvement goals. By continuously applying these, we are committed to never-ending self improvement. As educators, we know that our students deserve nothing less.


Darby CSI Goals 2016-2017


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Darby ES

Grades: SS - 5

Enrollment: 218


Educate, Engage and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.


Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

Darby's Guiding Principles

Academic areas include but are not limited to Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Social areas include but are not limited to problem solving, critical thinking skills, conflict resolution, cooperative working skills and responsibility.

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Darby ES Colors

Primary Color: #28aadd

Secondary Color: #3b5f99

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Reading Comprehension

All students will improve in Reading Comprehension.

Goal 2: Mathematics

All students will increase achievement in Mathematics.

Goal 3: 

All teachers will participate in Focused Collaboration.

Darby ES

School Address
PSC 485 Box 99
CFA Sasebo
FPO, AP 96321
Sasebo, Japan
Phone: 0956-50-8800/8837
Fax: 0956-50-8804
DSN Phone: 315-252-8800/8837
DSN Fax: 315-252-8804
From US: 011-81-956-50-8800/8837
From the US Fax: 011-81-956-50-8804