Bessemer City High School

4950 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL 35022
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Bessemer City High School serves 949 students in grades 9-12.
Bessemer City High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Bessemer City High School's student population of 949 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students949 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Bessemer City High School
Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Bessemer City High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bessemer City High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1236 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
91%
33%
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White
2%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.170.59
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Graduation Rate
77%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBessemer City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bessemer City High School is Bessemer Center For Technology (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bessemer City Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Westhills Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bessemer Bessemer Center For Technology Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    4940 Premiere Parkway
    Bessemer, AL 35022
    (205) 432-3805
    0 9-12 n/a
  • Bessemer Westhills Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 353 students
    0.7 miles
    710 Glenn Rd
    Bessemer, AL 35022
    (205) 432-3500
    0.7 K-5 353
  • Bessemer Jonesboro Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 628 students
    1.6 miles
    125 Owen Ave
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3400
    1.6 PK-5 628
  • Bessemer Bessemer City Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 767 students
    2.4 miles
    100 High School Drive
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3600
    2.4 6-8 767
  • Mc Calla Mcadory High School Math: 24% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,058 student
    2.7 miles
    4800 Mcadory School Rd
    Mc Calla, AL 35111
    (205) 379-4700
    2.7 9-12 1,058

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