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Ursa Minor Elementary School Overview

336 Hoonah Ave, Jber, AK 99505 , Tel: +1 (907) 428-1311 Anchorage School District

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Ursa Minor Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

January 27, 2012 Submitted by a parent
The teachers at this school are hit and miss. Mr. Pieper, Mrs. Pieper, Mrs. McCalister, Mr. Benedetti, Mr. Vecera are great teachers that care about what they do and more importantly exercise common sense and avoid the political correctness gone amok that is prevalent with ASD. That being said the Principal and her administrative staff to include the counselor are borderline incompetent. They are so steeped in the liberal educational ideology that they are incapable of addressing simple discipline issues with students without having to resort to the heavy handed one size fits all solutions. They fully embrace the mother your kids approach and have a condescending and disrespectful attitude to Soldiers and Airmen that reside on JBER. In the three years my kids have gone here I have been left with the impression that they think they can parent my children better than me and my wife can. If you can afford it, send your kids to Eagle River Charter and or get a zone exemption and send your kids to Ursa Major.
June 07, 2009 Submitted by a parent
This school does have it's strong points. I do think the teachers and principal genuinely care about the students. However, the discipline is weak at best for the older grades. There is a lot of talk about being nice, but not much action when students are harassed. The PTO is strong and they have many activities during the year. The principal has an open door policy and I think she has a positive attitude.
August 21, 2008 Submitted by a parent
Ursa Minor is a great school, as long as your child has no issues that require attention from the staff. My son is a SpEd stufent and has been treated like a nuisence since he was diagnosed and he was no longer an 'easy kid'. I feel that this school, the principal there now in particular failed both of my children in not being willing to provide a safe learning environment. Again, this is personal experience. Perhaps someone else has had a better time of it. I just know that many families are moving out of that school and seeking their children's education elsewhere. As are we.
August 08, 2008 Submitted by a parent
My son went here from K-2 and excelled. I really owe Mr. Piper for being the excellent teacher he was for my son in K. He taught my son to read and my son still excells at reading and I think its due to Mr. Piper teaching. My daughter went to K in FL and she did not fair as well and actually had to get held back due to low reading skills which I blame FL for. I miss the Alaska schools. I feel they are excellent schools with great teachers.
July 28, 2007 Submitted by a parent
My daughter absolutely loved her Kindergarten experience at ursa Minor. Mrs. Nixon and all the other teachers are wonderful. It is a very well organized scool and parent envolvement is wonderful. My daughter looks forward to attending First grade at Ursa Minor, which have wonderful First grade teachers.
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Fort Richardson, AK Education Statistics

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  • Some High School46%
  • Some College24%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree14%
  • Graduate Degree7%

Apartments and homes for rent near Ursa Minor Elementary School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Ursa Minor Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Ursa Minor Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 54 apartments for rent available in this part of Jber. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Ursa Minor Elementary School is currently at 8329 Rangeview Ave, renting for $1,000 per month, but if $1,250 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at 501 N. Park St. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Ursa Minor Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Ursa Minor Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Ursa Minor Elementary School is a well-known public PK-6 school in Jber. It is located at 336 Hoonah Ave, Jber, AK 99505 and it is the second home of 375 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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