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Avg. test scores 40%
High school dipl. 18%
Bachelors degree 80%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Bessemer City, NC School Districts

      • Gaston County Schools

      There are a total of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Bessemer City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Bessemer City, NC schools is 30%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Bessemer City, NC, an average of 71.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 68.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Big Stone Gap, VA5,46288%80%
      Mulvane, KS5,46131%38%
      Macon, MO5,46352%6%
      Colby, KS5,46028%43%
      Bowling Green, MO5,46449%0%
      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.