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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jess Lanier High School is a public school located in Bessemer, AL. It has 979 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
About Jess Lanier High School...
School District
Bessemer City Schools
Address
4950 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL 35022
Telephone
(205) 432-3700
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
Average ACT
18
67 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$30,682
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$732
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Football games
    50%
  • Pep rally
    25%
  • Basketball Ball Games
    13%
  • Senior Activities
    13%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
979
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,872
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,995/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Most teachers show interests in the students. Sometimes it's very difficult to approach those do care for the students grades and future, because they don't outwardly show their concerns. Other teachers tend to not care one way or the other. Those teachers only have their "favorites".
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There isn't very much to this school. Large events are mainly Sport/Athletic based. Any other event non-sport related, is held by a teacher for students. I wouldn't choose this school again, because I know I would have a different experience that could be better.
I love my all of my teachers! They want to see us all do better and keep good grades. I can't say the same for other teachers but with the teacher so have had we have formed bonding relationships. I really do love them. They are helping is with real world things & actually preparing us for the near future.