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Mary Ellison


Contact us

Phone: 907-742-5500

Fax: 907-742-5511


Visit us

5151 Abbott Road, Anchorage, Alaska

School and boundary map

Trailside Elementary School

School hours: 9 a.m – 3:30 p.m.


School staff

Administrative Assistant



Teaching staff and their websites


School Business Partners

Alaska Club 

Anchorage Fire Department  #8

Chapel of the Cross, Church of the Nazarene

Little Caesars Pizza

Lowes South Anchorage

Ohana Media Group-96.3 The Wolf

Sams Club

Learn more about School Business Partnerships »

About our school:

Trailside Elementary is a traditional neighborhood school that is committed to providing an exceptional K-6 program. We believe that learning can be fun! Our high expectations include rigorous academics that incorporate technology, the arts, outdoor education, healthy lifestyles and character education. We believe in the home-school partnership and enjoy a healthy volunteer population. A day at Trailside includes a day full of thinking, creating, trying, smiling, praising, goal-setting, assessment and celebrating success. Our staff loves to share excitement for learning! 


Grade levels: K-6  |  Number of students: 433

Mascot: Timberwolf  |  Colors: Blue & silver


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.


Anchorage School District website accessibility and nondiscrimination notice. The Anchorage School District is an equal opportunity provider.