2525 Churchill Dr
Montgomery, AL 36111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Bear Exploration Center serves 524 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 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Bear Exploration Center's student population of 524 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
524 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 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 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State 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 Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
50%
32%
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White
40%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Fall Break - No School
October 07, 2022 (Friday)
Fall Break - No School
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break - No School
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break - No School
March 20, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day for Students
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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