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About This School

Bear Exploration Center is a public elementary school in Montgomery. The principal of Bear Exploration Center is Mrs Elizabeth R Hill and can be contacted at elizabeth.hill@mps.k12.al.us. 569 children attend Bear Exploration Center and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 13% of the 569 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bear Exploration Center is 18:1. Dannelly Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 70%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The Staff dedication parent involvement and family atmosphere are why we love Bear and feel so blessed to have our child there!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are awesome. My child has learned so much this year. The school is amazing

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has been at Bear since he was in Kindergarten and he is know in 4th grade. I can tell you I wouldn't want him going anywhere else in Montgomery. The school teachers and the staff are simply amazing.

  • (4 years ago)

    My step son has been at Bear since he was in Kindergarten and he is in the 4th grade now. The teachers and staff are amazing in the work that they do.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not only do the teachers love their job but they love our children. We could not ask for a better learning enviroment for our children. We are so thankful to be a part of the Bear family.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is absolutely the best elementary school in the country!

  • (4 years ago)

    The instruction is very challenging yet the teachers make it a fun learning environment. The entire staff gets involved in motivating the kids and the parents to excel. You get a sense that the teachers care about their students success. It's also a safe and creative atmosphere. It's the best elementary school a parent could ask for!

  • (4 years ago)

    Its great for the kids they are always ten steps ahead of the private and the public shcools. The teachers love the work they do and they love the students. Great teacher parent comunications. Bear rocks!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a grandchild in this school and we attend student programs during the year and we have a family member who is an amazing teacher and through her we hear about the incredible parent participation and the fact that they do not have so many of the disciplanary issues that are such a problem in other schools in the area.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Bear because the parents are 100% involved with their child's education.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers honestly care about their students. And it's a green school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Bear because the teachers and the staff are excellent. Our children are challenged without ever feeling overwhelmed. So many fantastic parents are involved and I love the diversity.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bear teachers and staff really care about their students and hold them to high standards. Each class lesson is designed to challenge and inspire the children. Teaches and staff are so good to work through problems with the children and their parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and administrators work hard and work with parents and students so everyone can be successful. Everyone cares about eachother.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Bear Exploration Center because the teachers and staff care enough about our children to challenge them every day and hold them to high standards!

  • (4 years ago)

    Bear Exploration Center is the best place to work. The teachers are like family always ready to share ideas and lend a helping hand. The students work hard to live up to the high standards we set for them and the parents/PTA are an amazing source of support.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bear is the the type of school that everyone should experience. With an excellent science lab technology lab library and music program it creates an atmosphere that is more of a hands-on approach. Children are required to maintain a B in conduct so teachers have more time to teach rather than focussing on behaviorial issues.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Bear are fabulous! They really care about the students and do their best every day to teach the students all they need to know.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 3 children ranging in age from 5 - 16. Over the years we have attended several different schools in the Montgomery area. In our experience Bear is BY FAR the BEST! Bear has a principal that cares and is very involved in everything that happens there. Her staff follows her lead. I have never seen a group of teachers with such a sense of community. It's like a big family. My children feel welcomed by everyone there. Bear makes learning fun! I am so proud that we are part of Bear and will be sad when we are done.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is overall a great school with the best teachers staff students and the parents in town!

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