Bessemer City High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
4950 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL 35022
Phone
(205) 432-3700
District
BESSEMER CITY
County
JEFFERSON COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
990
Classroom Teachers
44

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Alabama

1

(10 is best)

Better than 2.3% of AL schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

1

(10 is best)

Bessemer City High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 11

50 40 30 20 10 0
7%
42%
7%
42%
7%
42%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

25 20 15 10 5 0
23
20
18
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 314 31.7%
Grade 10 224 22.6%
Grade 11 240 24.2%
Grade 12 212 21.4%
Total 990 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 2.8% 2.6% 55.6%
Black 87.1% 86.3% 33.1%
Hispanic 10.0% 11.0% 8.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.2% 1.1%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 60.7% 77.4% 55.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 60.7% 75.9% 49.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 1.5% 6.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 26,759 4,903,185
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 721.7 96
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.4% 6.0%
5-19 YEARS OLD 19.2% 19.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 31.9% 32.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 24.6% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 17.9% 16.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 10,431 1,867,893
Single Parent Households With Children 19.8% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.9% 86.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 13.8% 25.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 2.6% 8.7%
$100,000 - $149,999 5.6% 12.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 8.8% 11.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 14.8% 17.5%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 24.4% 16.7%
$15,000 or less 23.1% 14.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,447 $19,707,246 48.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $573 $2,073,114 5.1%
Staff $905 $3,274,290 8.0%
General Administration $425 $1,537,650 3.8%
School Administration $624 $2,257,632 5.5%
Operation $1,242 $4,493,556 11.0%
Transportation $463 $1,675,134 4.1%
Other $209 $756,162 1.9%
Total Support $4,439 $16,060,302 39.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,388 $5,021,784 12.3%
Total Expenditures $11,275 $40,792,950 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,466 $4,043,398,539 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $603 $446,336,991 5.6%
Staff $404 $298,535,726 3.7%
General Administration $246 $181,980,736 2.3%
School Administration $599 $442,778,073 5.5%
Operation $892 $659,748,374 8.2%
Transportation $486 $359,720,494 4.5%
Other $227 $167,650,576 2.1%
Total Support $3,456 $2,556,609,550 31.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,936 $1,431,942,391 17.8%
Total Expenditures $10,858 $8,031,926,229 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%