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D
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    D-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Bessemer City Schools is a public school district located in Bessemer, AL. It has 3,605 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
900
5 responses
Average ACT
18
81 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,605
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,240
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$43,444,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,456/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    9%
Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    D+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$31,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$84,000
National
$184,700

Bessemer City Schools Reviews

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My experience within the Bessemer City Schools is a overall good experience. I have been attending the schools in Bessemer since president K, now I'm getting ready to graduate from Bessemer City High. The teachers in each grade I had was awesome teachers, they were there for ever need that I had. What I like most about the Bessemer City Schools is that the facility as a whole had the students best interests at heart. If there was any problems with the students, the teachers did not hesitate to reach out to the parents to get the issues resolved. Parents played a big role in the Bessemer City Schools as well, the parents help in every area possible to make sure the students was getting the education they needed along with the teachers.
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What I liked most about Bessemer City Schools was the importance of our future to the teachers and administrators.Most made it their goal to get a understanding that we will be ok once we leave that school.So, when May 2020 come I would love to thank all of my teachers because they were part of the academic journey as well.
Bessemer city school is a very friendly environmental place to be. There are always new people to meet, the teachers are always helpful and ready to get things done. Our principles are always there for us even when we are in trouble.