Bear Valley Elementary School

  • Bear Valley Elementary School serves 413 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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 grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award 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 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Valley Elementary School is 0.41, 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 School Rank (16-17)#11 out of 465 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
2%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
76%
47%
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Two or more races
9%
11%
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Diversity Score0.410.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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

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