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.
|Regular Hours||Tuesday Hours||Short Days|
|Office Hours||0800 - 1600|
|School Hours||0815 - 1435||0815 - 1335||0815 - 1100|
|Lunch Hours||1000 - 1230|
Educate, Engage and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.
Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere
Student Centered, Excellence, Continuous School Improvement, Diversity, Individual Potential, Life-long learning, Shared Responsibility, Trust
Leadership Team meeting schedule for 2022-2023 school year will be announced at a later time.
SLES is accredited by Cognia.
By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, the school average for percentage of points earned on written expression standards will increase from 5% as measured by the DoDEA Summative Assessment through the implementation of the WRITE strategy that gives students explicit steps for integrating key components to clearly express their ideas within their writing.
By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, the school average for percentage of points earned in the math reasoning domain will increase by 5% as measured by the DoDEA Summative Assessment through the implementation of the WRITE strategy that gives students explicit steps for integrating key components to clearly express their mathematical reasoning within their written responses.School Improvement Plan