new building is a two-story high school designed
for 800 students. Eagle River High School follows
the basic floor plan and structure of the new 1,600-student
Dimond High School but with just one wing of classrooms
rather than two. Using the prototype floor plan
reduced design costs and also reduced the risk
of unforeseen problems during the two-year construction
of the new school. The Eagle River High School
building plan was modified for size and has several
unique features. The school is built with room
for future growth; the gym, cafeteria and library
are designed for 1,600 students.
The school is situated to take advantage of the
tremendous views of both the mountains and the
community of Eagle River. The 50-acre campus includes
fields for soccer, football and a dual-use baseball-softball
field. On October 25, 2004, the Anchorage School
Board officially adopted the name Eagle
River High School. In December,
area students chose "wolves" as
their school mascot with navy
blue and silver for its colors.
Design discussions began in February 2001. The school's ground-breaking
ceremony was held July 31, 2003. Building construction was completed
in August 2005, on time and within budget. The ribbon cutting and
dedication ceremony took place on August 17, 2005.
Eagle River High School is located on a 50-acre site northeast of Yosemite
Drive and Eagle River Loop intersection. The street address is 8701
Yosemite Drive, Eagle River, Alaska 99577.
Inc. has worked with the district for decades.
Some of their site improvement and school addition
projects include Bayshore Elementary, Sand
Lake Elementary and Steller Secondary School.
Constructors and Engineers has worked on a number of school projects,
including Government Hill Elementary, Muldoon Elementary, Trailside
Elementary, Mirror Lake Middle School and the Bartlett High swimming
$54 million. School bonds approved
by voters in April 2003 funded the project. Sixty percent of construction
costs are being paid by the State of Alaska through the school debt reimbursement
Approximately 800 students. Eagle River High School serves neighborhood
students and students living on Fort Richardson. Eagle River High will
relieve long-standing overcrowding at Chugiak and Bartlett high schools.
Eagle River High School will offer a technology-based curriculum in addition
to a variety of standard classes. Aviation, Advanced Placement Classes,
Choir, Band, Team English and History classes for 9th and 10th graders
are some of the class offerings at Eagle River High School.
Eagle River High School teams will compete in Region IV, which includes
all other Anchorage-area high schools. The school will offer all sports.
Junior varsity football will play the first year; however varsity football
will be on hold until 2006-07. The football fields will not be ready
for use this school year as it can take up to two years for field to
The April 2012 bonds did not include funds for any projects at Eagle River High School.
The April 2011 bonds did not include funds for any projects at Eagle River High School.
Bond holiday - no school bonds went before voters in 2010
1 failed April 2009
Proposition 1 would have funded $2,500,000 for the following improvements at Eagle River High:
- Water and sewer line extension - $2,500,000
This project would pay for the mandatory design and construction of 800' of water and 2, 150' of sanitary sewer lines to Eagle River High. AWWU previously allowed deferral of this project until the area south of the school was developed. The development is now scheduled for construction in 2010.
The April 2008 bonds did not include funds for any projects at Eagle River High School.
The April 2007 bond did not include funds for any projects at Eagle River High
The April 2006 bond did not include funds for any projects at Eagle River
The November 2004 bond does not include funds for any projects at Eagle River
The April 2004 bond does not include funds for any projects at Eagle River High School.
Propositions 9, 10 and 11 were developed with
the support of the Capital Request Advisory
Committee (made up of parents, students and a good cross section of
members), the Anchorage School Board and the
Anchorage Assembly. Proposition 11 continues major renovations at three
high schools, funds renovations
at two other schools, and funds construction
of a new high school in Eagle River. Proposition 11 passed
April 1, 2003.
- New Eagle River Area High School – Construction Funding
The April 2002 bond does not include funds for any projects at the proposed Eagle River High School.
Proposition 12 on the April 2001 ballot included our most critical needs. Those needs didn't go away once the votes were counted.
The district will continue to do everything they can to improve our aging crowded facilities because all students deserve to be in
an environment that is conducive to learning. Below is a description of what was on the bond for this school. Proposition 12 failed.
- Constructs a new 800-student high school in Eagle River to ease overcrowding at nearby Chugiak High School. In 1999, voters
approved funds to design school. The school will be constructed to allow for future expansion to 1,600 student capacity.
This project allocates money for the design of a new secondary school in Eagle River. Currently there are two middle schools and
one high school in the Chugiak/Eagle River area. Proposition 11 passed.