Bessemer City High School



Bessemer City High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Bessemer City High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 208
10 163
11 163
12 123

Bessemer City High School is a public high school of the Gaston County School District located in Bessemer City, NC. It has 657 students in grades 9th through 12th. Bessemer City High School is the 327th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 8,737th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Total Students: 657
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.2

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Bessemer City High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 345
(53%)
5,275
(52%)
 Female 312
(47%)
4,842
(48%)

Bessemer City High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 434
(66%)
6,462
(64%)
 Black 148
(23%)
2,149
(21%)
 Hispanic 56
(9%)
966
(10%)
 Two or More 18
(3%)
376
(4%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
138
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
20
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)

Bessemer City High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 396
(60%)
4,535
(45%)
 Not Eligible 215
(33%)
4,952
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 46
(7%)
630
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Bessemer City High School is ranked 236th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Bessemer City High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (67.3%) is higher than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Bessemer City High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 778
2006 699
2007 646
2008 709
2009 687
2010 566
2011 527
2012 610
2013 642
2014 646
2015 657

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.6
2006 14.6
2007 13.7
2008 16.4
2009 17.5
2010 14.3
2011 13.8
2012 15.1
2013 15.8
2014 15.5
2015 15.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.4305912596401
2006 0.50643776824034
2007 0.088235294117647
2008 0.081805359661495
2009 0.61135371179039
2010 0.613074204947
2011 0.65085388994307
2012 0.65737704918033
2013 0.67757009345794
2014 0.61300309597523
2015 0.67275494672755

Compare Bessemer City High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,560.0% 15.6:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 
This School 67.3%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Bessemer City High School
Bessemer City, NC
Public 09 - 12 657 15.6:1  
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Private KG - 12 190 16:1 2 miles
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North Gaston High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,114 17.5:1 7 miles
Piedmont Community Charter School
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Public KG - 12 1,245 16.7:1 7 miles
Kings Mountain Middle School
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