Bessemer Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Bessemer City School District Details

Bessemer City School District
1621 5th Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020

3,524 Students enrolled in District

9 Schools in District

19 Students Per Classroom (State average is 18)

Bessemer City School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Alabama

(10 is best)

Better than of AL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.



Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

50 40 30 20 10 0
22%
46%
22%
45%
21%
46%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Abrams Elementary School
1200 23rd Street N
Bessemer, AL, 35020
PK-05
Bessemer Center For Technology School
4940 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL, 35022
09-12
Bessemer City High School
4950 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL, 35022
09-12
Bessemer City Middle School
100 High School Drive
Bessemer, AL, 35020
06-08
Charles F Hard Elementary School
2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL, 35020
PK-05
Greenwood Elementary School
5012 Roselyn Road Southeast
Bessemer, AL, 35022
KG-05
Jonesboro Elementary School
125 Owen Ave
Bessemer, AL, 35020
PK-05
New Horizon Alternative School
1701 6th Ave N
Bessemer, AL, 35020
07-12
Westhills Elementary School
710 Glenn Rd
Bessemer, AL, 35022
KG-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 1.8% 55.2%
Black 84.2% 32.9%
Hispanic 13.9% 9.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 1.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.1%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 77.7% 54.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 76.2% 48.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.5% 6.3%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,399 $19,027,000 46.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $619 $2,180,000 5.3%
Staff $994 $3,503,000 8.5%
General Administration $475 $1,674,000 4.1%
School Administration $651 $2,293,000 5.6%
Operation $1,151 $4,055,000 9.8%
Transportation $488 $1,721,000 4.2%
Other $212 $746,000 1.8%
Total Support $4,589 $16,172,000 39.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,711 $6,031,000 14.6%
Total Expenditures $11,700 $41,230,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,527 $4,098,681,000 50.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $623 $461,628,000 5.7%
Staff $396 $293,859,000 3.6%
General Administration $251 $185,917,000 2.3%
School Administration $608 $450,513,000 5.5%
Operation $924 $685,252,000 8.4%
Transportation $502 $372,255,000 4.6%
Other $228 $169,276,000 2.1%
Total Support $3,531 $2,618,700,000 32.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,957 $1,451,458,000 17.8%
Total Expenditures $11,016 $8,168,839,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%

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