Bessemer school information

Average Test Scores77%80%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools131,30779,235
Total private schools835324,875
Total post-secondary schools21027,965

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  • The average school test scores in Bessemer are 12% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Bessemer.
  • 77.0% of people in Bessemer have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.9% of people in Bessemer have completed high school.
  • 12.8% of people in Bessemer have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Bessemer

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  • Abrams Elem Sch1200 23Rd St NGrades: PK - 06Students: 516 · Ratio: 14:173
  • Bessemer Ctr For Tech50 High School DriveGrades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Charles F Hard Elem Sch2801 Arlington AveGrades: PK - 06Students: 392 · Ratio: 14:160
  • Concord Elem Sch6015 Warrior River RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 378 · Ratio: 16:189
  • Greenwood Elem Sch5012 Roslyn Road SoutheastGrades: KG - 06Students: 362 · Ratio: 12:173
  • Greenwood Elem Sch1219 School RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 178 · Ratio: 10:173
  • James A Davis Middle Sch1224 Clarendon AveGrades: 07 - 08Students: 661 · Ratio: 19:162
  • Jess Lanier High Sch100 High School DrGrades: 09 - 12Students: 119 · Ratio: 20:1n/a
  • Jonesboro Elem Sch125 Owen AveGrades: KG - 06Students: 984 · Ratio: 17:191
  • New Horizon Alt Sch1701 6Th Ave NGrades: 07 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Oak Grove Elem Sch9000 Tiger Cub TrailGrades: KG - 05Students: 603 · Ratio: 14:185
  • Oak Grove High Sch9494 Oak Grove PkwyGrades: 06 - 12Students: 871 · Ratio: 15:176
  • W E Donaldson100 Warrior LaneGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Westhills Elem Sch710 Glenn RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 405 · Ratio: 14:183

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Education level achieved in Bessemer

Completed 8th grade77.0%79.9%83.8%
Completed high school75.9%78.3%82.4%
Completed some college45.7%52.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree20.9%30.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors12.8%23.1%29.3%
Completed masters3.9%8.6%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.5%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.0%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mountain Brook, AL20,48499%45%
Vestavia Hills, AL34,06195%39%
Woodstock, AL1,78591%34%
Homewood, AL25,42090%32%
Helena, AL16,75289%31%
Bessemer, AL27,20277%12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Milton, MA27,20477%13%
Glen Cove, NY27,16168%0%
Bergenfield, NJ27,15782%20%
Kankakee, IL27,14572%5%
Norco, CA27,14354%21%
Bessemer, AL27,20277%12%
Source: The Bessemer, AL 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.