The Nanauyaat Welcome You to the 2021-2022 School Year

  • Welcome to Nome Elementary School!  With Nome's own Elizabeth Korenek-Johnson at the helm, assisted by Nicholas Settle, the administration team boasts over forty years of experience in education and are passionate about educating the students of NES. We are a K-5 school of roughly 335 students located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea. Nome, founded on April 9, 1901,  supports the population of 3,400 and is a first class city.  Our mascot, the Nanauyaat, means polar bear cubs in the local Inupiaq language dialect. 

    With the solid literacy curriculum, supported by Bookworms, and math curriculum, Eureka, in place, we expect the students to thrive.  Additionally, we are pleased to have two Title I Reading Specialists with one paraprofessional further supporting students in literacy.  NES offers several special classes including Cultural Studies, Physical Education,  Art, and Library.  These specials along with high-quality classroom instruction using Cooperative Learning Structures from Kagan to reinforce Social Emotional Learning and technology helps to develop responsible global citizens.  Teachers lead field trips berry picking, climbing Anvil Mountain, visiting Kegoayah Kozga Public Library, Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, the beach, and much more.  The current Nome Elementary school first opened its doors in 1988 after moving from Old St. Joes Park.  We are so proud to have this amazing facility and welcome the community to visit and volunteer with us and share in the joy of seeing Nome youth grow and learn.


EKJ Family
Mr. Settle