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454 Dyea Avenue, JBER, Alaska 99505

Ursa Major Elementary School

School hours: 9 a.m – 3:30 p.m.


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About our school:

Ursa Major Elementary staff is committed to the success of all students and prides itself on fostering quality family relationships. Our K-6 school is centrally located on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. All of our students are dependents of parents serving in one of the branches of the military. We support our military families through a rigorous curriculum and a variety of before and after school activities. All families are encouraged to be involved with their child’s education through our very supportive teachers, staff and Parent Teacher Association. It is our goal to ensure all students learn at the highest level and pace needed to succeed and exceed grade level expectations each year they are with Ursa Major Elementary School.


Grade levels: K-6  |  Number of students: 461

Mascot: Brown bear|  Colors: Yellow & blue


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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