Bessemer City Middle School

100 High School Drive
Bessemer, AL 35020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Bessemer City Middle School serves 767 students in grades 6-8.
Bessemer City Middle 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 21% (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 28% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Bessemer City Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Bessemer City Middle School's student population of 767 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students767 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Bessemer City Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Bessemer City Middle 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 Middle School is 0.22, 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
#1081 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
88%
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
0.220.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bessemer City Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
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 and middle school to Bessemer City Middle School is New Horizon Alternative School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jonesboro Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bessemer New Horizon Alternative School Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12
    0.8 miles
    1701 6th Ave N
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3036
    0.8 7-12 n/a
  • Bessemer Jonesboro Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 628 students
    1.0 miles
    125 Owen Ave
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3400
    1 PK-5 628
  • Bessemer Charles F Hard Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
    1.4 miles
    2801 Arlington Ave
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3300
    1.4 PK-5 357
  • Bessemer Abrams Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 301 students
    1.6 miles
    1200 23rd Street N
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3100
    1.6 PK-5 301
  • Bessemer Westhills Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 353 students
    1.9 miles
    710 Glenn Rd
    Bessemer, AL 35022
    (205) 432-3500
    1.9 K-5 353

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