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Brenda Cheathon


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Phone: 907-742-0250

Fax: 907-742-0265

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5112 Arctic Warrior Drive, JBER, Alaska 99506

Orion Elementary School

School hours: 9:15 a.m – 3:45 p.m.


School staff

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School Business Partners

Avalanche Frozen Yogurt

Burger King

JBER School Partnership Program 2-377th 

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About our school:

Orion Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School with a 5-Star rating from the State of Alaska. Our core beliefs are deeply rooted in our dedication to student achievement. Orion is on the cutting edge of pioneering innovative educational practices, professional learning communities, positive behavior systems, and social and emotional learning. Our community actively invests in the success of all students by offering  a variety of extracurricular opportunities including academic enrichment, athletics, and the arts. Military families are at the heart of our school community. The collaborative spirit of our school community and our military families prepares our students to be lifelong learners, thinkers and future exemplary citizens on the path to excellence.


Grade levels: K-6  |  Number of students: 462

Mascot: Lion  |  Colors: Blue Gold


Performance assessments and surveys

Several reports and data that assess this school's performance, goals, student issues, community input and more can be found on the performance assessments and surveys page.


Apply to attend

Students who do not reside within this school's neighborhood boundary and those who do not currently attend the school need to apply through the school lottery or zone exemption system using the "Apply" link below.


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