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Bessemer City High School

Bessemer City, NC


Bessemer City High School
119 Yellow Jacket Lane
Bessemer City, NC  28016
Phone: 704-836-9601
Gaston County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 2 out of 10 stars
2

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 652
Type: Regular School  
Bessemer City High School

Bessemer City High School


Metro Area Ranking

#95
Metro Area High School Ranking: Bessemer City High School is ranked #95 out of 108 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (12th percentile). Cick the link to see all 108 high schools.


State Ranking

#453
Statewide High School Ranking: Bessemer City High School is ranked #453 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (13th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Bessemer City High School is a 2-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Gaston County, NC. Bessemer City High School has an enrollment of approximately 652 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

56.7
(Did Not Meet Growth)
Student Growth Score: Bessemer City High School had a Student Growth Score of 56.7. This placed Bessemer City High School in the 10th percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 14.8 25th 17.5
Math 16.3 17th 18.9
Reading 16.7 25th 19.1
Science 16.2 21st 18.8
Writing 4.7 26th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Bessemer City High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 32% - Level 1
 32% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 25% - Level 4 (Solid)
 25% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 27% - Level 2
 27% - Level 2
 38% - Level 1
 38% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 52% - Level 1
 52% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 508
Math 497
Composite Score 1005
SAT Participation Rate 31 %

Bessemer City High had an average SAT score of 1005 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #167 out of 491 NC high schools (66th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Bessemer City High was 31% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 86% - Bessemer City High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 86% - Bessemer City High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 23%
 Black - 23%
 Hispanic - 7%
 Hispanic - 7%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 66%
 White - 66%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Bessemer City High School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Bessemer City High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Bessemer City Central Elementary School 1 0.4 miles Bessemer City, NC Regular 3-5
Bessemer City Middle School 3 2.1 miles Bessemer City, NC Regular 6-8
Sadler Elementary School 1 3.0 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Costner Elementary School 5 3.6 miles Dallas, NC Regular PK-5
Tryon Elementary School 4 3.8 miles Bessemer City, NC Regular PK-5
East Elementary School 8 4.4 miles Kings Mountain, NC Regular PK-4
North Elementary School 8 4.5 miles Kings Mountain, NC Regular PK-4
Bessemer City Early College High School 10 5.1 miles Dallas, NC Regular 9-13
Highland School of Technology 10 5.3 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School 2 5.3 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Carr Elementary School 4 5.6 miles Dallas, NC Regular PK-5
West Elementary School 10 5.6 miles Kings Mountain, NC Regular PK-4
York Chester Middle School 2 5.8 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
Hunter Huss High School 1 5.8 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
Friday Middle School 5 6.0 miles Dallas, NC Regular 6-8
Southwest Middle School 3 6.2 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
North Gaston High School 3 6.3 miles Dallas, NC Regular 9-12
Lingerfeldt Elementary School 2 6.4 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Chapel Grove Elementary School 3 6.5 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
H H Beam Elementary School 1 6.8 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5






 




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