Bear Exploration Center

  • Bear Exploration Center serves 520 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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

School Overview

  • Bear Exploration Center's student population of 520 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students520 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bear Exploration Center's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Exploration Center is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#52 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
42%
33%
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White
51%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.570.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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