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45%
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • 9000 Tiger Cub Trail, Bessemer
  • Jefferson County
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 545
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
45%
  • Concord Elementary School
  • 6015 Warrior River Rd, Bessemer
  • Jefferson County
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 366
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
34%
  • Oak Grove High School
  • 9494 Oak Grove Pkwy, Bessemer
  • Jefferson County
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 865
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
32%
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • 1219 School Rd, Bessemer
  • Jefferson County
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 249
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
27%
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • 5012 Roslyn Road Southeast, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 310
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
25%
  • Westhills Elementary School
  • 710 Glenn Rd, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 352
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
14%
  • Jess Lanier High School
  • 100 High School Dr, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,015
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
13%
  • James A Davis Middle School
  • 1224 Clarendon Ave, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 886
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
12%
  • Charles F Hard Elementary School
  • 2801 Arlington Ave, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 303
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
12%
  • Abrams Elementary School
  • 1200 23rd St N, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 375
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
12%
  • Jonesboro Elementary School
  • 125 Owen Ave, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 721
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
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  • Bessemer Center For Tech
  • 50 High School Drive, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: n/a
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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  • New Horizon Alt School
  • 1701 6th Ave N, Bessemer
  • Bessemer City
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: n/a
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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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
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.

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%

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.

To customize your list of Bessemer schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Bessemer, AL schools.

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%
Hoover, AL84,10060%21%
Bessemer, AL26,85624%50%

Cities with similar population

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.