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

DoDEA Vision

Excellence in education for every student, every day, everywhere.

Van Voorhis Mission

Educate, engage, and empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

Van Voorhis Vision

We believe the most promising strategies for educating, engaging and empowering our students are: 1. Educate - provide a variety of data driven learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. 2. Engage - provide students with choice and voice in their education. 3. Empower - equip students with 21st century tools. 

Collective Agreements

I will be consistent and intentional by teaching the whole child.

I will monitor student progress.

I will be a team player by working collaboratively with all colleagues to ensure our students are educated, engaged, and empowered.

I will keep parents informed throughout the school year (i.e., conferences, newsletters, progress reports as needed, report cards, etc.) 

About Our School

Background Information:

Van Voorhis Elementary School is part of the Kentucky Schools Community which is part of the DoDEA Americas Southeast District.

Our school was built in 1958 and serves students from Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade. We are dedicated to the success of every child and welcome parents as partners in education.

Our Namesake - Lieutenant General Daniel Van Voorhis

Van Voorhis Elementary School is named in honor of Lieutenant General Daniel Van Voorhis who, in 1930, was appointed to command the Army's new experimental mechanized force, first called the 1st Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized), and later the 7th Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized). The organization he created and the tactics he developed were vital to the Army's transformation into the modern, mobile armor and mechanized infantry force that was successful in World War II. Along with Adna R. Chaffee, Jr. he is recognized as a founder of the Army's Armor branch and responsible for Fort Knox becoming the home of the Mechanized Cavalry.

  • Born: October 24, 1878
  • Died: January 9, 1956 (age 77)
  • Years of Service: 1898 - 1942
  • Commands Held: 16th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized), Caribbean Defense Command, V Corps Area
  • Battles/Wars: Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II
  • Awards: Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit

School Goals

School Improvement Goals 

Students will have high academic achievement in math. 

Students will have high academic achievement in literacy. 

Chain of Command

Ms. Laura Gibson, DoDEA employees official photo.

Ms. Laura Gibson

120 Folger Street Bldg 5550
Fort Knox, KY 40121-6000
United States

Enrollment: 285
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