Principal: Parwinder Johal
Assistant Principal: Julianna Flores

140 N Abbott Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 635 - 2870
Fax: (408) 635-2875

About Us

Anthony Spangler Elementary is a public elementary school serving a diverse group of about 634 students in grades TK - 6.

Our support staff of over 40 teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, food service workers and administrative staff all work with your students to achieve high academic and social standards and to develop personal and community responsibility.

History of Spangler Elementary School 

Who was Anthony Spangler? 

Anthony Spangler Elementary School is named after Anthony Spangler,  an established resident of Milpitas before it was an official founded city. The Spangler family came from the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, during the 1800s with many other Portuguese immigrants. His family settled in Milpitas and established a service station on Main Street. Anthony managed Spangler Service Station until he he joined the Armed Forces for World War II. 

Upon his return from the war, Anthony Spangler led a group of local businessmen and residents to bring a safe and reliable water system to Milpitas, as the local water table was only two feet in depth and the local groundwater was contaminated due to the use of outhouses. Mr. Spangler believed a water system would be necessary to support the growth of Milpitas. Unfortunately, Mr. Spangler passed away in 1949, keeping him from seeing his vision of safe and reliable water system for Milpitas. It was through his efforts that the first Milpitas Water District was formed and the first water bonds were passed, following his death. 

We work collaboratively to ensure high levels of learning for all Spangler students


All Spangler students will learn to their fullest potential and empower each other.


All Spangler community members will collaborate to create engaging, rigorous, and systematic instruction in an equitable and inclusive learning environment.