SY 24-25 Student Re-registration Window Opened on April 10

The Student Re-registration window opened on April 10, 2024. Parents should complete a re-registration for each currently enrolled student as soon as possible. During re-registration, parents must indicate whether their student will be withdrawing or returning for the upcoming school year.

About Our School

School Mission/Vision


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


Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

School Purpose Statement

Educating today's youth for tomorrow's challenges.

About Our School

Zukeran Elementary School

Sukiran Elementary School opened Kishaba housing area on Camp Sukiran in Okinawa in 1954. Camp Sukiran was later renamed to Camp Foster, and Sukiran Elementary School was renamed to the current Zukeran to align with the Japanese spelling. 

Zukeran Elementary is a Pre-K through fifth grade school serving about 430 students and their families. Zukeran is accredited by Cognia, the accreditation organization for all DoDEA schools. The Pacific South District was last visited in 2022. We are part of the Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA) which provides education to overseas schools on military bases world-wide and some stateside schools. Please visit the DoDEA website for all information regarding DoDEA standards, curriculum, and diverse school programs that are in line with our DoDEA Mission and Blueprint for Continuous Improvement.

At Zukeran Elementary we believe in helping each child become a life-long learner and that the academic, social-emotional, and character development of all students are paramount. We also believe that students should be celebrated for their achievements. We work with all students on 21st century skills as we want them to be productive problem-solver, communicators, and collaborators.

The success of Zukeran Elementary School is evidence of our strong team of educators and staff, outstanding support from parents and community members, an engaged Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), common expectations that every student be responsible, be safe, be kind, and be respectful.

On 29 August 2018, Zukeran Elementary opened its 21st Century facility directly across the street from the former post-WWII-era campus. It is a two-story facility with an expansive Commons area used for lunch and other large group gatherings, six grade-level instructional neighborhoods, separate art and music rooms, a gymnasium with a wood floor, and a dual purpose stage which opens to the Commons and a performance room. Along with its unique architectural features, the school is equipped with the technological features necessary to facilitate 21st Century teaching and learning.

School Schedule

Office Hours: 0700-1530
School Hours: 0725-1340

We belong to the DoDEA Pacific South District which is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DoDEA is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

School Goals

School Improvement Goals

ZKES Goal 1: Math: Zukeran ES will increase student achievement in the area of Modeling and Reasoning through use of mathematical discourse and the Core Six strategy of Write to Learn.

ZKES Goal 2: Literacy: Zukeran ES will increase student achievement in the area of written expression as a core component of content area literacy through the Core Six strategy of Write to Learn. "

Accreditation and Awards

We are fully accredited by U.S. accreditation agencies.

Chain of Command

Dr. Lori Hill, DoDEA employees official photo.

Dr. Lori Hill

Unit 35017
Camp Foster
FPO, AP 96373-5017
United States

Enrollment: 439
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