Bear Valley Elementary School

15001 Mountain Air Dr
Anchorage, AK 99516
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Bear Valley Elementary School serves 413 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Bear Valley Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Bear Valley Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Bear Valley Elementary School's student population of 413 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students413 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

Bear Valley Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bear Valley Elementary School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#9 out of 466 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
3%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
75%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
Two or more races
9%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.430.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bear Valley Elementary School is South Anchorage High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Goldenview Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Huffman Elementary School (2.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Goldenview Middle School Math: 49% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-8 | 706 students
    0.9 miles
    15800 Goldenview Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 348-8626
    0.9 7-8 706
  • Anchorage South Anchorage High School Math: 39% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,411 student
    2.0 miles
    13400 Elmore Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-6200
    2 9-12 1,411
  • Anchorage Huffman Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 368 students
    2.5 miles
    12000 Lorraine St
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-5650
    2.5 PK-6 368
  • Anchorage O'malley Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 304 students
    2.5 miles
    11100 Rockridge Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-5800
    2.5 PK-6 304
  • Anchorage Rabbit Creek Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 478 students
    2.8 miles
    13650 Lake Otis Pkwy
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-5700
    2.8 PK-6 478

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