Bessemer Elementary School

1125 E Routt Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bessemer Elementary School serves 291 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Bessemer Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Bessemer Elementary School's student population of 291 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 34% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students291 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

Bessemer Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bessemer Elementary School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1363 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
80%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
17%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.330.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePueblo School District No. 60 In The County Of Pueblo And School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bessemer Elementary School is Central High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Corwin International Magnet School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Columbian Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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