September 10, 2014
I am greatly impressed by this public elementary school. My son was in 2nd grade last year and came in at the start of the 2nd semester as we had just moved back to Anchorage after 7 years (prior military). Before school had even started, his new teacher, Mrs. Morris, emailed and called me to discuss getting to know my son, to see if he would be a good fit for her combination (2nd/3rd grade) class. She seemed to genuinely care about her students, and I was excited for him to start. While the school (and our son) is not perfect, I believe it is a step above other public schools that I have experienced where every kid is treated the same or just as a number/lost in the shuffle, etc. I am able to call or email the teachers/principal anytime, and have had great experiences communicating with them. The school is very clean and well kept, the teachers, staff and principal all seem very involved. PTA is also very active. My son is back for 3rd grade, with Mrs. Morris again, and is doing great. They even have a one month cross country running program they started recently that my son is participating in after school.
- submitted by a parent