The newest school in the Leavenworth Unified School District (USD 453 - Leavenworth, Kan.), Henry Leavenworth Elementary opened in the fall of 2010. During its construction, the community was invited to submit suggestions for naming the new school. A committee of community members chose to name the school after Col. Henry Leavenworth, who established Fort Leavenworth in 1927.
Henry Leavenworth Elementary, which is built on a hill overlooking the southwest part of the Leavenworth community, has a state of the art media center, art studio, and gymnasium. This school features a general use playground, sports field, and parking lots with three separate student loading areas. The building also has a FEMA certified storm shelter to ensure the highest level of student safety.
Henry Leavenworth Elementary is located at 1925 Vilas in Leavenworth, Kan. It serves approximately 550 students enrolled in grades Pre-K thru 5th Grade, and employs over 40 certified instructional staff members, in addition to various classified employees. The school's building principal is Mr. Kevin Lunsford, and assistant principal is Mrs. Anne-Marie Short.
Henry Leavenworth Elementary is home to the district’s 2011, 2012, and 2017 USD 453 Elementary Teachers of the Year.