Jess Lanier High School

100 High School Dr, Bessemer, AL 35022 | (205) 432-3700
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,184
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3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Jerome A Cook
  • Fax: (205) 432-3791
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Shared Time School
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: 1,184
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 49.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 24.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 578 (48.8%)
  • Females: 605 (51.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 70 (5.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 811 (68.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 881 (74.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Jess Lanier High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Jess Lanier High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade42836.1%
10th Grade31426.5%
11th Grade24921.0%
12th Grade19316.3%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Jess Lanier High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 12, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Extracurricular activities and sports
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 07, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I Attend Here Now, There's Its Good, There's Its Strictness, So It's Whatever. My School Is Just Somewhere To Go! Here The Peers Have To Make Their Own Fun!
  • Reviewed by Student on July 20, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • the school is nasty the staff is lazy it needs help! they need school books, not a new gym floor they need new lockers and air and heat that works in the whole school not just in some parts

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