Bessemer, AL
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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Bessemer City School District Details

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

3,962 Students enrolled in District

9 Schools in District

17 Students Per Classroom (State average is 17)

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)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Abrams Elem School
1200 23rd Street N
Bessemer, AL, 35020
PK-05
Bessemer Ctr For Tech School
4940 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL, 35022
09-12
Charles F Hard Elem School
2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL, 35020
PK-05
Greenwood Elem School
5012 Roselyn Road Southeast
Bessemer, AL, 35022
KG-05
James A Davis Middle School
100 High School Drive
Bessemer, AL, 35020
06-08
Jess Lanier High School
4950 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL, 35022
09-12
Jonesboro Elem School
125 Owen Ave
Bessemer, AL, 35020
KG-05
New Horizon Alt School
1701 6th Ave N
Bessemer, AL, 35020
07-12
Westhills Elem School
710 Glenn Rd
Bessemer, AL, 35022
KG-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 2.2% 57.5%
Black 91.5% 34.0%
Hispanic 6.1% 6.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.1% 1.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 0.9%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 71.7% 51.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 70.5% 46.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.1% 5.0%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,110 $20,245,820 46.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $577 $2,286,074 5.2%
Staff $738 $2,923,956 6.7%
General Administration $379 $1,501,598 3.4%
School Administration $523 $2,072,126 4.7%
Operation $989 $3,918,418 8.9%
Transportation $404 $1,600,648 3.6%
Other $195 $772,590 1.8%
Total Support $3,806 $15,079,372 34.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,171 $8,601,502 19.6%
Total Expenditures $11,086 $43,922,732 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,179 $3,853,779,893 50.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $528 $392,761,542 5.1%
Staff $386 $287,253,877 3.8%
General Administration $236 $175,496,358 2.3%
School Administration $561 $417,335,809 5.5%
Operation $860 $639,825,182 8.4%
Transportation $464 $345,007,579 4.5%
Other $202 $150,130,865 2.0%
Total Support $3,236 $2,407,871,455 31.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,868 $1,389,957,875 18.2%
Total Expenditures $10,282 $7,651,610,684 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

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