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Arctic Light Elementary School

14 reviews
4167 Neely Road
Fairbanks, AK 99703
(907) 356-2038

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Some kinder teachers teach children to write using the denealian font. But all the other paperwork they get, work on, view, uses the normal basic font. Then when those students move on to 1st grade, those teachers mark points off, for not utilizing the correct font. It's hard on parents, because we taught our kids to write using the basic font that is in all the workbooks online and in books stores. Now our kids tell us, "that's not the right way!" Does anyone else see a problem with this??
Posted by a parent on 5/13/2018
We've had no issues. Lovely school. The principal is like any I've ever seen out rain snow or shine talking with students every day. The school is wonderful with communication.
Posted by a parent on 9/30/2017
This school has extremely poor communication. Every other parent I have talked to has the same issue. The only solution is to be able to go to the school when you have an issue which is quite unfortunate for families where both parents work full-time. Also the pick-up and drop-off is a disaster. It is disorganized with absolutely no accountability.
Posted by a parent on 12/7/2014
Arctic Light has good and bad. The school lunches ARE horrible. Thankfully, sending a lunch from home is always an option. As far as education goes there however, it can go both ways. I ended up pulling my twin sixth graders out of school and homeschooling them last year, because there was absolutely no control in the classroom, and learning was greatly hindered by it. I had a 1st grade teacher I really struggled with as well. However, this year, I have a 2nd and 4th grader with two of the best teachers we have ever had (and I've had kids in 13 schools). They have well behaved classes, and the learning that takes place in their classrooms is awesome. There are definitely some flukes with the school. They do have some bad apples. But, they have some amazing gems as well. I think the principal has a great presence and truly seems to listen. Basically, I'd suggest giving it a chance. Based on last years experiences I would have said avoid it like the plague, but this year has proven to me that even schools can be misjudged and badly represented at times. We are sad to be moving away from the great classrooms we have this year
Posted by a parent on 10/29/2013
it is not the best school if anything it is the most horrible school my daughter has been to yet. now she has moved a lot and she really loves school she always get A's and B's but in this school she has a horrible education! the school lunch makes her sick the other kids at that school are disrespectful and push other kids around. If you are reading this and you're child goes to this school maybe ask them what they think about the school and put them in a school where they can learn in a peaceful environment!!!
Posted by a parent on 10/21/2013

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Fairbanks schools - Arctic Light Elementary School is located at 4167 Neely Road, Fairbanks AK 99703. Arctic Light Elementary School is in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. Arctic Light Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-6.