Bessemer City Middle School serves 790 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 790 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 3% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 23% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Bessemer City Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Bessemer City Middle School's student population of 790 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 35% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Bessemer City Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bessemer City Middle School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1151 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bessemer City Middle School's ranking?
Bessemer City Middle School is ranked #1151 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
3% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 23% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Bessemer City Middle School?
790 students attend Bessemer City Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Bessemer City Middle School students are Black, 15% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bessemer City Middle School?
Bessemer City Middle School has a student ration of 29:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Bessemer City Middle School offer ?
Bessemer City Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Bessemer City Middle School part of?
Bessemer City Middle School is part of Bessemer City School District.
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