Bessemer school information

Average Test Scores24%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools131,30779,221
Total private schools835324,874
Total post-secondary schools21027,963
The Bessemer, AL educational system consists of 13 public schools, 8 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Bessemer public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 35% lower than than the Alabama average and 50% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bessemer public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.7% have completed high school, 13.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bessemer are 50% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Bessemer.
  • 78.9% of people in Bessemer have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.7% of people in Bessemer have completed high school.
  • 13.4% of people in Bessemer have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bessemer

Completed 8th grade78.9%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college46.1%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.9%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.4%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mountain Brook, AL20,53284%70%
Vestavia Hills, AL34,24378%58%
Homewood, AL25,65268%38%
Indian Springs Village, AL2,52962%25%
Hoover, AL84,10060%21%
Bessemer, AL26,85624%50%

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Leisure City, FL26,86137%24%
Norco, CA26,80941%16%
Garden City, KS26,91625%50%
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Belmont, CA26,91872%46%
Bessemer, AL26,85624%50%
Source: The Bessemer, AL 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.