Charles F Hard Elementary School

2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Charles F Hard Elementary School serves 357 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Charles F Hard Elementary 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 35-39% (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 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

Top Placements

Charles F Hard Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Charles F Hard Elementary School's student population of 357 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

Charles F Hard Elementary 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 Charles F Hard Elementary School is 0.08, 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
#972 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
96%
33%
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White
n/a
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.080.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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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 and middle school to Charles F Hard Elementary School is New Horizon Alternative School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Abrams Elementary School (1.2 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
    1.1 miles
    1701 6th Ave N
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3036
    1.1 7-12 n/a
  • Bessemer Abrams Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 301 students
    1.2 miles
    1200 23rd Street N
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3100
    1.2 PK-5 301
  • Bessemer Bessemer City Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 767 students
    1.4 miles
    100 High School Drive
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3600
    1.4 6-8 767
  • Bessemer Lipscomb Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 254 students
    1.6 miles
    5605 10th St S
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 379-4550
    1.6 K-5 254
  • Bessemer Brighton School Math: 24% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 412 students
    2.5 miles
    3400 Brown Cir
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 379-2650
    2.5 PK-8 412

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