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Avg. test scores 50%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 56%

Bessemer school information

IndexBessemerAlabamaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexBessemerAlabamaNational
      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%

      Bessemer, AL School Districts

      • Bessemer City School District
      • Jefferson County School District

      There are a total of 13 public schools, 8 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Bessemer. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Bessemer, AL schools is 24%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Bessemer, AL, an average of 78.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%
      Meadowbrook, AL8,53460%21%
      Bessemer, AL26,85624%50%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Leisure City, FL26,86137%24%
      Norco, CA26,80941%16%
      Garden City, KS26,91625%50%
      Paramus, NJ26,79544%11%
      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.