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DoDEA Pacific School's Digital Handbook

All DoDEA School’s Handbooks have gone digital!

For full instructions on how to access the new Digital Handbook and to confirm that you have read it. Please see the attached PDF.

Please visit your school's Homepage and click on the Handbook button to get started!


Teacher of the Year Nominations

Teacher of the Year Nominations

October 17, 2021 Do you know a teacher who has had a positive impact on your child, your child's school, or your community? Nominate them for Teacher of the Year. Nominations are open until November 30, 2021.

Welcome to Shirley Lanham ES

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the official Shirley Lanham Elementary School (LHES) website. Our goal is to provide current and relevant information about our school to the military families we serve today and those we look forward to welcoming to our campus in the future. Located in the heart of the Kanto Plains, Shirley Lanham Elementary School is a Department of Defense Education Agency ( DoDEA ) school positioned in the center of Naval Air Station Atsugi near Tokyo, Japan.

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Although called NAF Atsugi ( NAFA ) we are not actually in the  Atsugi-shi limits but are a part of Ayase-shi in the Kanagawa-ken or prefecture. Lanham Elementary School's centralized location makes it easy to access several major transportation centers such as airports, highways, railways and bus lines. It is also close to other major military installations including Camp Zama Army Base, Yokota U.S. Air Force Base and Yokosuka U.S. Navy Base.

Proposed DoDEA Dress Code

Thank you for providing input on the proposed DoDEA-wide student dress code. The commenting period has ended; however, the mailbox will remain open until October 29, 2021.

DoDEA appreciates the many comments that have been submitted.  This a great start to our working together to establish a DoDEA-wide dress code.  As the next step in this process, Education Policy and Operations Division (EdOps) in collaboration with the Civil Rights Program will present your feedback to the DoDEA Civil Rights Steering Group (CRSG) for consideration.  

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Are you thinking of becoming a principal? 

We will host the DoDEA Pacific Series for Prospective Principals the last Tuesday of each month starting September 28. 1530 - 1630 JST/1630 - 1730 Guam. Prospective Principal Network

For more information, email or .



Shirley Lanham ES School Hours

Tuesdays are Early Release days

  Regular Hours      Tuesday Hours       Short Days  
Office Hours   0800 - 1600  
School Hours   0815 - 1435       0815 - 1335        0815 - 1100
Lunch Hours   1000 - 1230  

DoDEA Mission:

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

DoDEA Vision:

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

DoDEA Core Values:

Student Centered, Excellence, Continuous School Improvement, Diversity, Individual Potential, Life-long learning, Shared Responsibility, Trust

We are Committed to Continuous School Improvement

DoDEA Mission Statement: We provide an Exemplary Education that Inspires and Prepares All DoDEA Students for Success in a Dynamic, Global Environment.

Who We Serve

Shirley Lanham Elementary School provides services to the military dependent children of the men and women stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Marine Base Camp Fuji. It also hosts dependent children of Department of Defense civilian employees as well as children of foreign nationals. Currently, our enrollment stands at about 530 kindergarten through sixth-grade students. Dependent children in grades seven through twelve are bused to Camp Zama Army Base to attend either Zama American Middle School or Zama High School. John O. Arnn Elementary School, located on the Sagamihara Housing Area (SHA), services the children of families stationed at Camp Zama Army Base.

You can find out about other DoDEA elementary through high schools in Japan by visiting the DoDEA Pacific District schools page.

Why We Serve

At Shirley Lanham Elementary School, we are proud to have been fully re-accredited during the 2011-2012 academic year. It is our pleasure to serve you and your children in any way that we can. If you are planning to PCS to NAF Atsugi, we invite you to explore information and resources on this website that will help you and your children with a smooth transition. Feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone if we can answer any questions regarding the services and programs we offer. We are ready to help in any way that we can and look forward to seeing you soon!


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Shirley Lanham ES

School Address
PSC 477 Box 38
FPO, AP 96306-0005
Japan
Phone: 0467-63-3664
DSN Phone: 264-3664/3261
From US: 011-81-467-63-3664

Shirley Lanham Parents and Atsugi Community Notification - 4 May 2020  

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