Last updated: September 12, 2017
883 students as of September 15, 2015
J.F. Bane came to Fairbanks in 1913 and in 1924 "traded" the community's outgrown one-room school on its narrow strip of land bordering the railroad tracks for the present location of Bane Elementary. As a trustee, Mr. Bane worked to hire capable teachers and arrange for adequate classrooms. He often lobbied Austin legislators and sometimes donned coveralls to paint classrooms, but he was always ready to help children. "It would have taken something to stop him if he believed he was in the right, and the children needed help," said his wife. Mr. Bane served on the board for 25 years and played a lead role in the consolidation of the Cypress and Fairbanks school systems.
It is the purpose and mission of Bane Elementary to provide all students with an educational program which will allow each student to develop to his/her maximum ability, to be a responsible citizen and contributing member of society. The instructional program provides opportunities for the development and welfare of the whole child through the following areas of human experiences: basic skills, health, consumer skills, aesthetic and personal values, cultural relationships, family life and citizenship.
Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Maria Acuna.