W A Bess Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 4340 Beaty Road
       Gastonia, NC  28056


 (704) 866-6075

 School Website

District: Gaston County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
178th of 1,434 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.5
Number of students:  592

Racial breakdown:
White:
79.4%
Hispanic:
7.6%
African American:
5.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.1%

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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, W A Bess Elementary School ranked better than 87.6% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 2nd among 25 ranked elementary schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.42. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.4%), Hispanic (7.6%), African American (5.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 34.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at W A Bess Elementary School is 18.5. 21 elementary schools in the Gaston County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare W A Bess Elementary School employs 32 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

W A Bess Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks W A Bess Elementary School 178th of 1434 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See W A Bess Elementary School 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 W A Bess Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 85.16 104th 1276 91.8%
2007 88.64 43rd 1293 96.7%
2008 90.27 61st 1324 95.4%
2009 91.28 26th 1354 98.1%
2010 86.90 91st 1363 93.3%
2011 87.32 82nd 1381 94.1%
2012 82.24 156th 1388 88.8%
2013 70.17 352nd 1403 74.9%
2014 82.64 198th 1390 85.8%
2015 78.00 273rd 1440 81.0%
2016 75.21 305th 1425 78.6%
2017 79.47 236th 1429 83.5%
2018 83.42 178th 1434 87.6%

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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Enrollment information for W A Bess Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 425 42 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1989 432 50 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 482
1990 443 40 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1991 430 34 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1992 437 43 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 483
1993 454 47 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 507
1994 486 44 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 535
1995 558 34 2 1 3 n/a n/a 0 598
1996 558 34 2 1 3 n/a n/a 0 598
1997 599 47 3 1 3 n/a n/a 0 653
1998 607 55 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 666
1999 607 59 3 0 2 n/a n/a 0 671
2000 578 49 7 1 4 n/a n/a 0 639
2001 568 47 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 625
2002 513 54 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2003 513 54 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2004 526 49 3 13 0 n/a n/a 0 591
2005 553 51 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 617
2006 565 55 6 14 0 n/a n/a 0 640
2007 584 57 7 16 1 n/a n/a 7 672
2008 592 45 9 15 5 n/a n/a 6 672
2009 614 48 11 10 4 n/a n/a 0 687
2010 598 59 11 7 2 n/a n/a 0 677
2011 575 46 9 16 2 0 17 0 665
2012 555 45 14 20 3 1 10 0 648
2013 520 45 15 21 3 3 16 0 623
2014 486 36 17 22 1 2 15 0 579
2015 451 36 15 28 2 2 17 0 551
2016 470 31 18 45 2 3 23 0 592

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 W A Bess Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 467 20.0 23.3 9.4
1989 482 26.0 18.5 8.3
1990 483 26.0 18.5 9.9
1991 465 28.0 16.6 10.3
1992 483 27.0 17.8 7.9
1993 507 25.0 20.3 12.6
1994 535 28.0 19.1 9.2
1995 598 31.0 19.3 9.2
1996 598 31.0 19.3 9.2
1997 653 36.0 18.1 13.8
1998 666 35.0 19.0 14.3
1999 671 35.0 19.2 17.1
2000 639 35.0 18.3 17.1
2001 625 35.0 17.9 15.4
2002 580 35.0 16.6 21.6
2003 580 35.0 16.6 21.6
2004 591 30.0 19.7 17.4
2005 617 30.0 20.6 19.9
2006 640 30.0 21.3 23.9
2007 672 n/a n/a 23.2
2008 672 37.2 18.1 6.2
2009 687 36.8 18.7 6.0
2010 677 35.5 19.0 29.0
2011 665 35.3 18.8 31.3
2012 648 33.5 19.3 33.6
2013 623 33.7 18.4 34.3
2014 579 32.5 17.7 32.1
2015 551 33.0 16.6 29.6
2016 592 32.0 18.5 34.1

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 W A Bess Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 467 20.0 23.3 9.4
1989 482 26.0 18.5 8.3
1990 483 26.0 18.5 9.9
1991 465 28.0 16.6 10.3
1992 483 27.0 17.8 7.9
1993 507 25.0 20.3 12.6
1994 535 28.0 19.1 9.2
1995 598 31.0 19.3 9.2
1996 598 31.0 19.3 9.2
1997 653 36.0 18.1 13.8
1998 666 35.0 19.0 14.3
1999 671 35.0 19.2 17.1
2000 639 35.0 18.3 17.1
2001 625 35.0 17.9 15.4
2002 580 35.0 16.6 21.6
2003 580 35.0 16.6 21.6
2004 591 30.0 19.7 17.4
2005 617 30.0 20.6 19.9
2006 640 30.0 21.3 23.9
2007 672 n/a n/a 23.2
2008 672 37.2 18.1 6.2
2009 687 36.8 18.7 6.0
2010 677 35.5 19.0 29.0
2011 665 35.3 18.8 31.3
2012 648 33.5 19.3 33.6
2013 623 33.7 18.4 34.3
2014 579 32.5 17.7 32.1
2015 551 33.0 16.6 29.6
2016 592 32.0 18.5 34.1

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.

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