Bear Exploration Center

2525 Churchill Dr
Montgomery, AL 36111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Bear Exploration Center serves 519 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Bear Exploration Center placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Bear Exploration Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Bear Exploration Center's student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students519 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Rankings

Bear Exploration Center is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bear Exploration Center is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#94 out of 1263 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
45%
33%
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White
47%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.580.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bear Exploration Center is Jefferson Davis High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Floyd Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dannelly Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montgomery Dannelly Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 595 students
    0.8 miles
    3425 Carter Hill Rd
    Montgomery, AL 36111
    (334) 269-3657
    0.8 K-5 595
  • Montgomery Jefferson Davis High School Math: 13% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,760 student
    0.8 miles
    3420 Carter Hill Rd
    Montgomery, AL 36111
    (334) 269-3714
    0.8 9-12 1,760
  • Montgomery Floyd Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 77% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 501 students
    1.4 miles
    3444 Lebron Rd
    Montgomery, AL 36111
    (334) 284-7130
    1.4 6-8 501
  • Montgomery Johnson Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 452 students
    1.4 miles
    4550 Narrow Lane Rd
    Montgomery, AL 36116
    (334) 284-8016
    1.4 K-5 452
  • Montgomery Floyd Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
    1.5 miles
    630 Augusta Ave
    Montgomery, AL 36111
    (334) 284-7120
    1.5 PK-5 432

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