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Shirley Lanham ES


Welcome to Shirley Lanham Elementary School

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.


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.

 

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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

PSC 477 Box 38
FPO, AP 96306-0005
P: 011-81-467-63-3664
DSN-P: 264-3664/3261

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

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School Hours

School is in-session 08:00 - 14:20 Mon, Tues, Thur, & Fri

Wednesday school is in-session 08:00 - 1320 

Student lunch -time 10:30 - 11:50 Mon-Fri

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events within the next 5 days. For a complete list of events please see the full calendar.

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NOTE: Please check your school's calendar for information on additional release days for training, parent teacher conferences, and other activities.