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Bear Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 431 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 19, 2013

Great school! My child goes there and the buses are never late! I like how the teachers teachers teach so well!


Posted June 15, 2011

I am a parent and certified teacher who has taught in both public and private schools and this school does not cater to all types of students. When my son was in 1st grade we tried it out, he slipped through the cracks, we observed lack of principal leadership 2006. Preference seems to gravitate towards the gifted child and female students. We decided to transfer my son, to Aquarian charter where he did great, that same year two other boys in that class transferred out. As the years went by I kept noticing the same trend with neighborhood boys that had either been wrongly labeled ADD or ADHD or were simply active boys struggling to keep up with the academics. This year , I decided to give it a second try with my daughter entering into 6th grade, and again encounter lack of principal leadership, to this date she hasn't returned 2 of my calls related to my daughter 's placement. I just have never felt this is a quality school. We are in the wait list for Northern Lights ABC which in my opinion is the best ASD school, excellent principal and teachers, If that doesn't work out we are going private to Grace Christian truly outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

We have a new principal for the 2005-2006 school year. Since she arrived the discipline for our students has declined greatly. I have never seen our childern being so disrespectful to adults and in general just behaving baddly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

My oldest son attended from K-6, I also have a 5th grader and a 1st grader. We have loved this school. The teachers truly care about kids and always go above and beyond. The admin. staff is very helpful and involved. Education levels are superior. In the last two years class size has dramatically increased due to a couple of new, very large subdivisions. The municipality will soon re-zone the boundaries to address the increase in class size. The primary grades still average 15-18 in each kindergarten and first grade. The principal retired in June of 05 so this year will be a new experience. The educational level of the parents is mostly college educated with high income levels. The down side in this school is ethnic diversity, not much exists. There is lots of parent involvement and kids are very active in extra curricular sports and activities. Outstanding school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2003

This school is a good school but with a few faults. The class sizes are big, the last two years my son has had 28 students in his class. The kids and some of the staff can be mean spirited at times. My neighbor pulled her son out for this reason. The principal cares a great deal about the kids and has a good rapport with most. The educational aspect of the school is of high quality but the class sizes need to be much smaller and the adults need to take bullying more seriously.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%

2008

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
>95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%

2008

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%

2008

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%

2008

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students>=95%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female92%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native American>=60%
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial43%
Native American50%
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female>=90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female>=90%
Male>=95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 52%
Two or more races 9% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 23%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 4% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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