Bessemer City school information

IndexBessemer CityNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores30%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools51,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Bessemer City, NC educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Bessemer City public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 32% lower than than the North Carolina average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bessemer City public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 71.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 68.4% have completed high school, 6.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bessemer City are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Bessemer City.
  • 71.2% of people in Bessemer City have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.4% of people in Bessemer City have completed high school.
  • 6.1% of people in Bessemer City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bessemer City

IndexBessemer CityNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade71.2%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school68.4%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college43.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.0%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors6.1%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters1.8%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clover, SC5,59360%23%
Kings Mountain, NC11,05360%21%
Grover, NC97652%6%
Iron Station, NC71952%5%
Cramerton, NC4,29250%1%
Bessemer City, NC5,46230%40%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Big Stone Gap, VA5,46288%80%
Macon, MO5,46352%6%
Mulvane, KS5,46131%38%
Bowling Green, MO5,46449%0%
Colby, KS5,46028%43%
Bessemer City, NC5,46230%40%
Source: The Bessemer City, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.