Bessemer City school information

IndexBessemer CityNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores60%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools51,89579,235
Total private schools151024,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Bessemer City are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Bessemer City.
  • 71.4% of people in Bessemer City have completed 8th grade.
  • 69.1% of people in Bessemer City have completed high school.
  • 6.7% of people in Bessemer City have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Bessemer City

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  • Bessemer City Central ElemPo Box 794Grades: 03 - 05Students: 355 · Ratio: 15:167
  • Bessemer City High119 Yellow Jacket LaneGrades: 09 - 12Students: 566 · Ratio: 15:135
  • Bessemer City Middle525 Ed Wilson RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 581 · Ratio: 17:160
  • Bessemer City Primary1302 North 12Th StreetGrades: PK - 02Students: 397 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Early College High School At Bessemer Ci119 Yellow Jacket LaneGrades: 09 - 11Students: 105 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Tryon Elementary2620 Tryon Courthouse RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 406 · Ratio: 16:178

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Education level achieved in Bessemer City

IndexBessemer CityNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade71.4%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school69.1%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college39.5%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree16.9%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors6.7%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters1.2%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree0.7%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Bessemer City (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cramerton, NC4,21287%28%
Kings Mountain, NC10,74386%26%
Clover, SC5,32186%26%
Grover, NC1,09284%23%
Iron Station, NC73783%21%
Bessemer City, NC5,41060%12%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Williamston, NC5,41067%1%
DeFuniak Springs, FL5,41048%30%
Colby, KS5,41184%23%
Uhrichsville, OH5,40883%22%
Harrah, OK5,41282%20%
Bessemer City, NC5,41060%12%
Source: The Bessemer City, NC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.