Bessemer City High

Public 9-12

 119 Yellow Jacket Lane
       Bessemer City, NC  28016


 (704) 836-9601

 School Website

District: Gaston County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
389th of 469 North Carolina High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  657

Racial breakdown:
White:
66.1%
African American:
22.5%
Hispanic:
8.5%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Bessemer City High ranked worse than 82.9% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranked last among 9 ranked high schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.41. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.1%), African American (22.5%), Hispanic (8.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 67.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bessemer City High is 15.6, which is the 4th best among 9 high schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Bessemer City High employs 42 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Bessemer City High:

SchoolDigger ranks Bessemer City High 389th of 469 North Carolina public high schools. (See Bessemer City High in the ranking list.)

Gaston County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Gaston County Schools 126th of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bessemer City High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 31.47 340th 431 21.1%
2007 21.10 379th 453 16.3%
2008 21.33 400th 477 16.1%
2009 27.08 397th 490 19.0%
2010 25.57 420th 499 15.8%
2011 32.80 392nd 506 22.5%
2012 22.69 411th 502 18.1%
2013 19.27 393rd 505 22.2%
2014 21.17 347th 451 23.1%
2015 27.02 355th 531 33.1%
2016 34.88 275th 507 45.8%
2017 20.26 373rd 476 21.6%
2018 16.41 389th 469 17.1%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Bessemer City High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 494 84 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1989 488 75 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1990 464 85 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1991 458 100 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1992 430 81 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 512
1993 403 85 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1994 381 69 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1995 354 80 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1996 354 80 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1997 363 94 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 463
1998 456 145 3 3 3 n/a n/a 0 610
1999 476 142 0 5 2 n/a n/a 0 625
2000 484 132 1 9 3 n/a n/a 0 629
2001 471 129 0 9 1 n/a n/a 0 610
2002 522 151 0 17 0 n/a n/a 0 690
2003 522 151 0 17 0 n/a n/a 0 690
2004 539 138 0 19 1 n/a n/a 0 697
2005 570 170 0 23 1 n/a n/a 0 764
2006 573 183 0 21 1 n/a n/a 0 778
2007 513 164 0 21 1 n/a n/a 7 706
2008 477 149 1 19 0 n/a n/a 7 653
2009 509 170 1 29 0 n/a n/a 0 709
2010 494 149 1 42 1 n/a n/a 0 687
2011 394 114 0 38 0 0 20 0 566
2012 357 104 0 47 0 0 19 0 527
2013 418 127 0 49 0 0 16 0 610
2014 430 147 0 47 0 0 18 0 642
2015 431 145 0 55 0 0 15 0 646
2016 434 148 1 56 0 0 18 0 657

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bessemer City High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 578 36.0 16.0 4.5
1989 566 39.0 14.5 7.2
1990 551 39.0 14.1 4.9
1991 560 41.0 13.6 4.8
1992 512 39.0 13.1 4.7
1993 491 32.0 15.3 6.5
1994 451 32.0 14.1 8.9
1995 438 33.0 13.3 10.7
1996 438 33.0 13.3 10.7
1997 463 34.0 13.6 11.4
1998 610 47.0 13.0 12.1
1999 625 47.0 13.3 18.7
2000 629 47.0 13.4 25.8
2001 610 47.0 13.0 23.9
2002 690 47.0 14.7 26.1
2003 690 47.0 14.7 26.1
2004 697 47.0 14.8 33.4
2005 764 47.0 16.3 42.5
2006 778 47.0 16.6 43.1
2007 706 48.0 14.7 50.6
2008 653 47.0 13.9 8.8
2009 709 43.2 16.4 8.2
2010 687 39.2 17.5 61.1
2011 566 39.6 14.2 61.3
2012 527 38.1 13.8 65.1
2013 610 40.3 15.1 65.7
2014 642 40.7 15.7 67.8
2015 646 42.0 15.3 61.3
2016 657 42.0 15.6 67.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bessemer City High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 578 36.0 16.0 4.5
1989 566 39.0 14.5 7.2
1990 551 39.0 14.1 4.9
1991 560 41.0 13.6 4.8
1992 512 39.0 13.1 4.7
1993 491 32.0 15.3 6.5
1994 451 32.0 14.1 8.9
1995 438 33.0 13.3 10.7
1996 438 33.0 13.3 10.7
1997 463 34.0 13.6 11.4
1998 610 47.0 13.0 12.1
1999 625 47.0 13.3 18.7
2000 629 47.0 13.4 25.8
2001 610 47.0 13.0 23.9
2002 690 47.0 14.7 26.1
2003 690 47.0 14.7 26.1
2004 697 47.0 14.8 33.4
2005 764 47.0 16.3 42.5
2006 778 47.0 16.6 43.1
2007 706 48.0 14.7 50.6
2008 653 47.0 13.9 8.8
2009 709 43.2 16.4 8.2
2010 687 39.2 17.5 61.1
2011 566 39.6 14.2 61.3
2012 527 38.1 13.8 65.1
2013 610 40.3 15.1 65.7
2014 642 40.7 15.7 67.8
2015 646 42.0 15.3 61.3
2016 657 42.0 15.6 67.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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