Bessemer City School District

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Overview

School District NameBessemer City School District
School District Websitehttp://www.bessk12.org
School District Phone Number(205) 432-3000
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AL)
# of Schools9 Schools1,474 Schools
# of Students3,610 Students742,195 Students
# of Teachers198 Teachers42,154 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1

District Comparison

  • Bessemer City School District, which is ranked within the
    2/
    10
    , bottom 50% of all 138 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 48% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bessemer City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bessemer City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
77%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Bessemer City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.210.59
# of American Indian Students2 Students6,934 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students1 Student10,786 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# of Hispanic Students322 Students58,766 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
8%
# of Black Students3,194 Students243,597 Students
% Black Students
89%
33%
# of White Students85 Students404,645 Students
% White Students
2%
55%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student840 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students5 Students16,627 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:4715,520
# of Students in Kindergarten:32054,954
# of Students in 1st Grade:30456,387
# of Students in 2nd Grade:28555,562
# of Students in 3rd Grade:31757,484
# of Students in 4th Grade:32458,492
# of Students in 5th Grade:29757,872
# of Students in 6th Grade:24655,711
# of Students in 7th Grade:26055,600
# of Students in 8th Grade:26155,226
# of Students in 9th Grade:23557,301
# of Students in 10th Grade:28255,318
# of Students in 11th Grade:23153,920
# of Students in 12th Grade:20152,848
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $10,097 in this school district is less than the state average of 10446. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $13,677 is higher than the state average of $10,415. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AL)
Total Revenue$41 MM30085000
This chart display total revenue of Bessemer City  School District and average revenue for each school distric in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$56 MM$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Bessemer City  School District and average spending for each school distric in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,09710446
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Bessemer City  School District and average revenue per public school student in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$13,67710415
This chart display average spending per public school student in Bessemer City  School District and average spending per public school student in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Bessemer City School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Westhills Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    710 Glenn Rd
    Bessemer, AL 35022
    (205) 432-3500

    Grades: K-5 | 353 students
  • Greenwood Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    5012 Roselyn Road Southeast
    Bessemer, AL 35022
    (205) 432-3201

    Grades: K-5 | 255 students
  • Charles F Hard Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2801 Arlington Ave
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3300

    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
  • Bessemer City Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 28%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    100 High School Drive
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3600

    Grades: 6-8 | 767 students
  • Abrams Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1200 23rd Street N
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3100

    Grades: PK-5 | 301 students
  • Jonesboro Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 21%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    125 Owen Ave
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3400

    Grades: PK-5 | 628 students
  • Bessemer City High School Math: 12% | Reading: 14%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    4950 Premiere Parkway
    Bessemer, AL 35022
    (205) 432-3700

    Grades: 9-12 | 949 students
  • Bessemer Center For Technology Vocational School
    4940 Premiere Parkway
    Bessemer, AL 35022
    (205) 432-3805

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • New Horizon Alternative School Alternative School
    1701 6th Ave N
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3036

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
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