About Mears

  • Mr. Backman's Promise of Anchorage quote

  • Mission Statement

     Through teamwork and cooperation, all students become partners in their own educational progress, fostering self-respect, responsibility, and integrity.

  • Vision Statement

     The welcoming environment of Jane Mears Middle School focuses on academic excellence for all students. World languages, fine arts, pre-engineering, community outreach projects, and a variety of sports and activities develop students’ interests and talents and enrich an enjoyable and well-rounded middle school experience. Mears is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and providing the opportunity for all students to achieve their potential. 

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  • School Hours

    The Mears office is open from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.


    Before school starts for the day students will wait in the arctic entry off of the multi-purpose room (MPR). Students can enter the MPR at 7:45 AM and they will be released to their lockers at 8:00 AM. The first class of the day starts at 8:15 AM. Classes are over at 2:45 PM. Students riding busses home should be at the drop off/pickup area outside of the MPR at 2:50 PM. Sports and activities scheduled for after school start at 3:00 PM and end at 4:30 PM. Students participating in after school activities will be out of the building by 4:45 PM.