Stearley Heights ES History

Opened: 1984
Closed: 2021

Stearley Heights Elementary School was named for Major General Ralph R. Stearley, Commander, Twentieth Air Force (31 July 1950 to 14 January 1953). At the time, Twentieth AF was the major USAF headquarters on Kadena. The housing area where SHES is located and the Wing Commander's Quarters are also named after General Stearley. Stearley Heights Elementary School was famous for screaming yellow walls (school bus yellow) and a taxidermy bear on wheels in the lobby.

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