Charles F Hard Elementary School

2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 371 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Charles F Hard Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 371 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Charles F Hard Elementary School's student population of 371 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
371 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Charles F Hard Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Charles F Hard Elementary School is 0.17, 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.
This School
State Level (AL)
#1219 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Charles F Hard Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤5%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
10-14%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤10%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
18:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Charles F Hard Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
6%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
91%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
n/a
53%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.17
This chart displays the diversity score of Charles F Hard Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Charles F Hard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Charles F Hard Elementary School's ranking?
Charles F Hard Elementary School is ranked #1219 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Charles F Hard Elementary School often compared to?
Charles F Hard Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Abrams Elementary School, Westhills Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Charles F Hard Elementary School?
371 students attend Charles F Hard Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Charles F Hard Elementary School students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Charles F Hard Elementary School?
Charles F Hard Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Charles F Hard Elementary School offer ?
Charles F Hard Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Charles F Hard Elementary School part of?
Charles F Hard Elementary School is part of Bessemer City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 371 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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