Bessemer City High School

119 Yellow Jacket Ln, Bessemer City, NC 28016 | (704) 629-2258
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 687
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 687 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: No
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 119 Yellow Jacket Lane, Bessemer City, NC 28016
  • Principal or Admin: Mr James Montgomery
  • Fax: (704) 629-2775
  • Website: www.gaston.k12.nc.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Block
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
College Board Number: 340330
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 687
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 355 (51.7%)
  • Females: 332 (48.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 367 (53.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 53 (7.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 420 (61.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Bessemer City High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.1%
Black14921.7%
Asian10.1%
Hispanic426.1%
White49471.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Bessemer City High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade22432.6%
10th Grade19428.2%
11th Grade13719.9%
12th Grade13219.2%
Graduation Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
65.3%
District:
70.0%
State:
71.7%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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