Bessemer City Middle

Public 6-8

 525 Ed Wilson Road
       Bessemer City, NC  28016


 (704) 836-9602

 School Website

District: Gaston County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
542nd of 691 North Carolina Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.2
Number of students:  526

Racial breakdown:
White:
59.3%
African American:
24.7%
Hispanic:
12.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.2%

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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 Middle ranked worse than 78.4% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranked last among 11 ranked middle schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.62. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Bessemer City Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (59.3%), African American (24.7%), Hispanic (12.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 99.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bessemer City Middle is 14.2, which is the 3rd best among 11 middle schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Bessemer City Middle employs 37 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Bessemer City Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Bessemer City Middle 542nd of 691 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Bessemer City Middle 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 Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 47.83 369th 598 38.3%
2007 38.67 437th 606 27.9%
2008 33.54 450th 620 27.4%
2009 35.28 474th 630 24.8%
2010 30.82 504th 640 21.3%
2011 36.12 472nd 648 27.2%
2012 28.66 529th 662 20.1%
2013 26.64 497th 673 26.2%
2014 27.63 459th 627 26.8%
2015 25.47 542nd 705 23.1%
2016 21.21 560th 692 19.1%
2017 23.03 550th 694 20.7%
2018 23.62 542nd 691 21.6%

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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by a parent
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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by a student
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Open Quote Bessemer City Middle Shool is a great school,teacher motivates their students so they can learn. During the past few years Bessemer City Middle School hasen't have good End-of-Grade testing score but Bessmer City Middle School students are trying their best to show their knowledge, Teacher and Staff members care about their students they ask them if there day has been okay. In Bessemer City Middle School there haven't been much bullying activity. Bessemer City Middle School is a great place to learn and have fun ... I'm very happy to be a student at "BCMS" because is a peaceful place. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Bessemer City Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 588 126 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 715
1989 548 126 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 674
1990 506 115 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1991 470 99 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1992 504 100 0 3 1 n/a n/a n/a 607
1993 519 102 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 624
1994 509 112 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 625
1995 471 111 3 1 3 n/a n/a 0 589
1996 471 111 3 1 3 n/a n/a 0 589
1997 438 118 1 2 3 n/a n/a 0 562
1998 438 144 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1999 461 128 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 596
2000 488 131 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2001 510 141 0 12 1 n/a n/a 0 664
2002 490 156 2 18 1 n/a n/a 0 667
2003 490 156 2 18 1 n/a n/a 0 667
2004 466 150 2 20 2 n/a n/a 0 640
2005 439 162 1 22 0 n/a n/a 0 624
2006 405 159 0 31 0 n/a n/a 0 595
2007 394 140 0 35 1 n/a n/a 10 580
2008 381 126 1 36 1 n/a n/a 12 557
2009 394 146 1 38 1 n/a n/a 0 580
2010 398 166 0 41 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2011 391 130 1 41 0 0 18 0 581
2012 392 144 2 45 0 0 20 0 603
2013 401 131 3 48 0 0 23 0 606
2014 360 115 4 45 0 0 20 0 544
2015 352 117 4 52 0 0 25 0 550
2016 312 130 2 64 0 0 18 0 526

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 Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 715 41.0 17.4 17.9
1989 674 45.0 14.9 22.6
1990 621 45.0 13.8 24.2
1991 570 40.0 14.2 26.3
1992 607 40.0 15.1 13.7
1993 624 38.0 16.4 26.8
1994 625 41.0 15.2 23.2
1995 589 43.0 13.7 27.2
1996 589 43.0 13.7 27.2
1997 562 45.0 12.5 30.6
1998 585 44.0 13.3 27.4
1999 596 44.0 13.5 38.3
2000 626 44.0 14.2 38.2
2001 664 44.0 15.1 39.5
2002 667 44.0 15.2 48.6
2003 667 44.0 15.2 48.6
2004 640 40.0 16.0 58.0
2005 624 40.0 15.6 63.8
2006 595 40.0 14.9 64.7
2007 580 36.9 15.7 64.7
2008 557 35.7 15.6 8.6
2009 580 36.6 15.8 10.3
2010 605 36.0 16.8 73.7
2011 581 35.5 16.3 73.0
2012 603 31.4 19.2 75.3
2013 606 34.9 17.3 74.9
2014 544 34.2 15.8 74.6
2015 550 36.0 15.2 98.5
2016 526 37.0 14.2 99.2

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 Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 715 41.0 17.4 17.9
1989 674 45.0 14.9 22.6
1990 621 45.0 13.8 24.2
1991 570 40.0 14.2 26.3
1992 607 40.0 15.1 13.7
1993 624 38.0 16.4 26.8
1994 625 41.0 15.2 23.2
1995 589 43.0 13.7 27.2
1996 589 43.0 13.7 27.2
1997 562 45.0 12.5 30.6
1998 585 44.0 13.3 27.4
1999 596 44.0 13.5 38.3
2000 626 44.0 14.2 38.2
2001 664 44.0 15.1 39.5
2002 667 44.0 15.2 48.6
2003 667 44.0 15.2 48.6
2004 640 40.0 16.0 58.0
2005 624 40.0 15.6 63.8
2006 595 40.0 14.9 64.7
2007 580 36.9 15.7 64.7
2008 557 35.7 15.6 8.6
2009 580 36.6 15.8 10.3
2010 605 36.0 16.8 73.7
2011 581 35.5 16.3 73.0
2012 603 31.4 19.2 75.3
2013 606 34.9 17.3 74.9
2014 544 34.2 15.8 74.6
2015 550 36.0 15.2 98.5
2016 526 37.0 14.2 99.2

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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