Charles F Hard Elementary School

2801 Arlington Ave, Bessemer, AL 35020 | (205) 432-3300
  • Grades: PK-6
  • Student Enrollment: 402
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Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Mrs Barbara Gail Mccoy
  • Fax: (205) 432-3307
  • Website: ard.bcse.schoolinsites.com
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Bessemer City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,886
  • Graduation Rate: 52.4%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.5%
  • Students Per Teacher: 17.9
  • Enrolled Students: 4,480

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 402
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 27.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 208 (51.7%)
  • Females: 194 (48.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 10 (2.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 375 (93.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 385 (95.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Charles F Hard Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black39598.3%
Asian10.2%
Hispanic30.7%
White30.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Charles F Hard Elementary School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten7117.7%
1st Grade5914.7%
2nd Grade7117.7%
3rd Grade5012.4%
4th Grade4711.7%
5th Grade5613.9%
6th Grade4811.9%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Charles F Hard Elementary School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on ARMT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading

ARMT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201055.6%68.6%80.1%
200968.0%70.2%79.4%
200865.7%72.4%77.7%
 
Reading Test
201061.4%76.6%86.6%
200980.0%79.3%85.8%
200868.2%83.1%85.4%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201070.6%82.1%81.3%
200961.7%76.5%79.1%
200886.5%83.9%78.9%
 
Reading Test
201072.6%82.4%86.7%
200962.3%81.1%86.5%
200884.9%82.6%86.1%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201050.0%77.6%82.6%
200974.0%76.1%79.9%
200868.4%71.2%78.0%
 
Reading Test
201057.1%76.2%85.6%
200971.4%74.0%84.7%
200866.7%74.0%84.4%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201037.8%80.6%76.9%
200939.5%73.2%74.9%
200831.7%70.1%71.9%
 
Reading Test
201078.3%85.7%86.1%
200965.8%86.5%86.2%
200865.9%84.7%86.6%
 
Source: AL Department of Education 2009-2010

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