We love Mt. Spurr! Mrs. Stallman is a phenomenal 1st grade teacher! We are hoping my younger child gets her this year. She emailed parents every day to keep us in the loop of things the kids were working on and reminders of events/activities. We loved Mrs. Bragg as well. She was fair, patient, and really went the extra mile to help my son when he was struggling. He improved tremendously from being in her class! Really impressed with the extra mile they go for the kids. We will also really miss Mrs. Mullings, she was a great principal, very fun and approachable. My kids enjoy this school and their academics have really been great here. It's very clean, organized, and the PTA does a lot of fun things for the kids and familes. I'm very glad that we will be able to enjoy another year at Mt. Spurr, since the past 2 have been so great here. If you have the opportunity to enroll your kids here, do it, you won't be disappointed!
My wife and I are very happy with Mt Spurr. My son was in Ms Stallman's 1st grade class last year. I was really impressed with her energy and creativity. My son is now reading at an advanced level and I attribute that to Ms Stallman's teaching ability. The staff is all very friendly and professional. I highly recommend this school.
My 4 boys attended Mt Spurr from 2010-2014. It is an excellent school that encourages individuality, challenges it's students and has a welcoming environment. All the teachers seem to love what they do, everyday. My favorite teachers were Ms Kaltenborn, Mr Bailey, Ms McGill, and Ms Justis. Their teaching plan and styles were extremely creative, always thought provoking, and fun for my boys. They also have a wonderful librarian, music teachers(band and Orchestra) and PE teacher. This school deserves a 10!
Thank God for this school. My son attended K - 2nd. Ms. Stallman and Mrs. Kaltenborn made my sons success their personal mission. We miss this school tremendously!
My children have attended this school for three years and they are very happy with their teachers. I'm happy with the communication between the teachers and parents and the academic challenges. I volunteered a lot with the PTA and met a lot of nice people. They sponsored Popcorn Friday, Bingo Night, and Book Fairs. We have one year left and we are going to miss this school when we move.
I love this school. The class size is outstanding and my daughters teacher is very informative, helpful and easy to reach. Parent's receive a daily e-mail from the teacher telling us about our children's day. My daughter has learned a great deal and I will be sad to leave when we PCS next month. The only thing that I did not like was the lack of information from the PTA, I paid my dues and was never asked to volunteer or told about any meeting or given any information so that I could help. I'm also not a fan of the school lunches, however that is not a fault of the school but the way the Anchorage school district runs it's lunch program. AWESOME SCHOOL/AWESOME STAFF!!!!
Wonderful School. Great class sizes. Teachers are actively involved in helping children learn. Principal will sit down with me, a parent, and discuss issues. Not impressed with school lunches, but that Anchorage District, not the individual school. The only problem with this is school is the PTA.
Mt. Spurr is a school with some good teachers but overall has poor academic standards. I had kids at Mt. Spurr in 2nd and 4th Grade who were more or less repeating the same material from the previous year in thier former school. If you put your kids in this school be prepared to supplement them or repeat a grade when you move to the next duty station elsewhere because they will be behind. There are several good lottery schools close by that are good alternatives. A very large number of people end up homeschooling who live right next to the school. I ended up moving my kids to another school where they could be challenged.
Great School! My child is in Kindergarten here and thinks the world of Mrs. Bragg. Have always had a wonderful line of communication between school and parents.
I list the negatives for this school as the building, few regular afterschool multi-grade activities, limited resources, mixed grades in individual classes in upper grade levels, could be more challenging for some kids, and lack of a foreign language. The school looks nicer on the inside than the outside. The outside could look a lot better if it was painted, had new concrete, and had some sort of decorations or trees outside. The things that I do like about the school are the PTA led activities, the teacher my daughter has this year (kindergarten), several teachers who go above and beyond to make the school a great place, safety, and convenience. I would encourage all parents to look into other schools in Anchorage in order to make an informed decision (we still chose base). There are several charter schools in Anchorage (many very close to base).
I find Mt. Spurr to be a safe and welcoming school. I have two sons, one in kindergarten and one in 3rd grade. Kindergarten has been outstanding but third grade a real disappointment. My third grader is getting great grades but not being challenged at all. I do not see the principal being actively involved at all in what goes on in the classroom. The great teachers are doing great and the others are only doing what they feel like doing. For several grade levels, it is a great school, for others, barely adequate.
I couldn't have been happier with the level of education my kids received at Mt. Spurr. My kindergartner had an incredible learning experience with Mrs. Curtis. My older daughter had many wonderful teachers, Ms. Berens, Mr. Webb and Mrs. McGill. I highly recommend Mt. Spurr.
My son went to kindergarten at Mt. Spurr Elementary in 2002-2003. What a wonderful school! Mr. Bell, the principal, was very involved and just a pleasure to deal with. Mrs. Curtis, my son's teacher, went above and beyond with all of her students. We were sorry to have to move and leave such a wonderful learning environment behind. Thank you for everything!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Mt. Spurr Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Mt. Spurr Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.