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grade D+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade D
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade C+
  4. College Prep
    grade D
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade C minus
  8. Sports
    grade B minus
  9. Food
    grade C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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Bessemer City Schools is a public school district located in Bessemer, AL. It has 3,618 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
960
6 responses
Average ACT
18
86 responses

Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,618
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,563
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,315 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    50%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    9%

Living in the Area

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$32,301
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$743
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$86,500
National
$217,500

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