The Mullan Road Elementary began when the original Comstock School, located in Comstock Park, was moved to the current site in 1977 as a K-3 facility. In 1980 it was expanded to its present structure. The school has 25 classrooms, computer lab, media center, cafeteria, gymnasium, and administrative area. The 51,464 square foot two story building is located on a 13.57 acre site.
Mullan Road Elementary opened its doors to primary children in the fall of 1977. The building was originally the Comstock Park in the city of Spokane. It was moved to its present site earlier in 1977, then it was faced in brick to give it a new appearance. It consisted of six classrooms and a multipurpose room. Kindergarten through third grade children attended Mullan Road Elementary. The first principal was Mr. James Frye, who gave Mullan Road its mascot, the trailblazer.
Soldier, Explorer: Mullan Road was named after Lieutenant John Mullan, soldier, explorer, and road builder. Mullan was responsible for finding a suitable northern route from the headwaters of the Missouri River over the mountain ranges to Fort Walla Walla. The trail that he blazed in the 1850s came to be known as the Mullan Road. The road passed through the present-day school grounds. In 1980 Mullan Road School expanded to all six elementary grades as part of the Spokane Public Schools building program. The new building was built alongside the existing structure.
Building Expands: The new building opened in January 1981. This greatly expanded the Mullan Road facilities. The school gained a large library, gymnasium, multipurpose room, art room, and music room, in addition to regular classrooms.
The Mullan Road year is highlighted by two major events. In the fall we have a large spaghetti dinner, and during the spring there is a walk-a-thon. These activities help to promote cooperation between home and school with their active parent participation.
Sister School in Japan: Mullan Road is also fortunate in having a sister school, Naruo Elementary School, in Nishinomiya, Japan. Through the years we have exchanged artwork, letters, and videos. Many faculty members have visited us at Mullan Road School. This program has helped expand our children's world view.
We at Mullan Road Elementary are proud of the rich heritage we share with Washington State.