Since 1946, DoDEA has continued to provide a comprehensive quality education from kindergarten through grade twelve for the children of American military members, Department of Defense employees, and civilians employed in private American firms stationed overseas. The DoDEA system has a population of approximately 70,000 students, in 161 schools, and located in 11 countries, 7 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Lakenheath High School (LHS) serves three U.S. Air Force bases located in the East Anglia region of of the United Kingdom; about 1.5 hours drive northeast of London. LHS is coeducational secondary institution covering grades 9-12. LHS was founded in 1960, making us the oldest DoDEA school in Great Britain. The school campus is composed of an auditorium, two gymnasiums, a vocational building, 6 science labs, 4 computer labs, specialized rooms for art, music, and drama with an extensive Information Center.
Two counselors, a school psychologist, nurse and Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor and two Military and Family Life Counselors provide services in academic, personal, social, and career development. A Career Practicum Teacher provides opportunities in career work experience.
The faculty represents all areas of the United States, with many having teaching experiences in several countries.
Many of our students have lived in several regions of the United States and often transfer from overseas schools. The average student makes 2.3 changes during their high school years due to the nature of overseas assignments.
LHS is a DoDEA European Division I (Large Schools) offering tennis, track, cross-country, golf, soccer, basketball, wrestling, football, volleyball, softball, baseball, and cheerleading. Games require travel to continental Europe. Various base programs also support swimming with the Lakenheath Barracudas swim team.
Besides offering 10 Advanced Placement classes, Honors English 9-10, and Physics, our varied elective program provides technology and vocational classes as well as a Career Practicum program. A 4-year ROTC program includes a leadership summer camp in Germany. Special Education services are provided for students with mild to severe impairments. Virtual online classes are available in almost every major field through the DoDEA Virtual High School. Students may participate in the Model United Nations and Model United States Senate, the Robotics Club, the Speech and Drama Festival, Creative Connections, STEMposium, Future Business Leaders of America, a local and district Film Festival, and the annual Shakespeare Festival.