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Wendy Brons


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Phone: 907-428-1311

Fax: 907-428-1346

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336 Hoonah Avenue, JBER, Alaska 99505

Ursa Minor Elementary School

School hours: 9 a.m – 3:30 p.m.


School staff

Administrative Assistant




School Business Partners

Alaska National Guard Child & Youth Program

Burger King

Headquarters Detachment, US Army-Alaska

JBER School Partnership Program- 793rd Military Police Battalion

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About our school:

Ursa Minor Elementary is an important part of the JBER community that serves the diverse students of our military families by providing a safe, warm environment. High standards for student learning are what we work for. We support our students’ social-emotional learning needs and encourage them to familiarize themselves with the great Alaskan outdoors. Ursa Minor uses schoolwide behavior expectations. Our students play a central role in maintaining a safe school environment through peaceful problem-solving. Ursa Minor believes in student, family and community involvement for the optimal educational environment.


Grade levels: K-6  |  Number of students: 333

Mascot: Bear  |  Colors: Blue & gold 

Motto or slogan: Bright Stars with Shining Futures


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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