Bessemer City School District

  • 1621 5TH AVE NORTH
  • BESSEMER, AL 35021
  • (205) 432-3000
3.5
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District Information

District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate52.4%69.0%
Dropout Rate4.5%2.2%
Per Pupil Spending$8,886$8,646
Students Per Teacher17.915.6
Number of Schools9-
Number of Students4,344-
Number of (FTE) Teachers243-

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment4,34417.9
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students-
Kindergarten Students397
1st Grade Students361
2nd Grade Students408
3rd Grade Students379
4th Grade Students370
5th Grade Students370
6th Grade Students360
7th Grade Students334
8th Grade Students317
9th Grade Students428
10th Grade Students314
11th Grade Students249
12th Grade Students193
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native1
Asian or Pacific Islander3
Hispanic154
Black (Non-Hispanic)4,202
White (Non-Hispanic)116
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male2,298
Female2,178

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers24317.9
Prekindergarten Teachers1-
Kindergarten Teachers34-
Elementary Teachers121-
Secondary Teachers87-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes--
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides-
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors53
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors12
Elementary7
Secondary3
Other2
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians8
Library Support Staff1
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff194
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators7
LEA Administrative Support Staff18
School Administrators17
School Administrative Support Staff29
Student Support Services9
Other Support Services Staff114

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$42,825,000-
Total Local Revenues$11,856,00027.7%
Property Tax$6,073,00014.2%
All Other Taxes$7,0000.02%
Cities and Counties$2,895,0006.8%
School Lunch$514,0001.2%
District Activity Receipts$274,0000.6%
Other Sales and Services$4,0000.01%
Rents and Royalties$24,0000.06%
Sale of Property$142,0000.3%
Interest Earnings$1,335,0003.1%
Fines and Forfeits$18,0000.04%
Private Contributions$275,0000.6%
Miscellaneous$295,0000.7%
Total State Revenues$24,834,00058.0%
General Formula Assistance$20,977,00049.0%
Staff Improvement Programs$76,0000.2%
Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$695,0001.6%
Bilingual Education Programs$23,0000.05%
Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$842,0002.0%
Transportation Programs$1,405,0003.3%
Other Programs$816,0001.9%
Total Federal Revenues$6,135,00014.3%
Through State - Title I$2,191,0005.1%
Through State - Children With Disabilities (IDEA)$1,112,0002.6%
Through State - Math, Science and Teacher Quality$471,0001.1%
Through State - Safe and Drug Free Schools$35,0000.08%
Through State - Title V, Part A$8,0000.02%
Through State - Vocational and Tech Education$121,0000.3%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$1,907,0004.5%
Through State - Other$94,0000.2%
Direct - Impact Aid$72,0000.2%
Direct - Other$124,0000.3%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$37,740,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$20,503,00054.3%
Total Support Services Expenditures$14,448,00038.3%
Student Support$2,241,0005.2%
Instructional Staff Support$2,347,0005.5%
General Administration Support$1,851,0004.3%
School Administration Support$2,234,0005.2%
Operation and Maintenance Support$3,672,0008.6%
Student Transportation Support$1,380,0003.2%
Other Support Services$723,0001.7%
Total Other Expenditures$2,789,0007.4%
Food Services$2,789,0006.5%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate 52.4%
Total Diploma Count 172
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients 18
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-12484.5%

Map and Listings of Schools Within Bessemer City School District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 9
  • Students: 4,344
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 243
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ABRAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1200 23rd St North
Bessemer, AL
Public | PK-6
532 16.1

4 out of 5
1 Review
BESSEMER CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL
50 High School Dr
Bessemer, AL
Public | 9-12
- -

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CHARLES F HARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL
Public | PK-6
402 14.9

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GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5012 Roslyn Rd Southeast
Bessemer, AL
Public | KG-6
370 13.7

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JAMES A DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL
1224 Clarendon Ave
Bessemer, AL
Public | 7-8
651 20.3

4 out of 5
2 Reviews
JESS LANIER HIGH SCHOOL
100 High School Dr
Bessemer, AL
Public | 9-12
1,184 24.2

3 out of 5
4 Reviews
JONESBORO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
125 Owen Ave
Bessemer, AL
Public | KG-6
923 18.8

5 out of 5
1 Review
NEW HORIZON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
1701 6th Ave North
Bessemer, AL
Public | 7-12
- -

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WESTHILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
710 Glenn Rd
Bessemer, AL
Public | KG-6
418 16.1

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
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