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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: 4 out of 10 stars
4  

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 566
Type: Regular School
Bessemer City High School

Bessemer City High School



Metro Area Ranking

#68
Metro Area High School Ranking: Bessemer City High School is ranked #68 out of 104 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (35th percentile). Cick the link to see all 104 high schools.

State Ranking

#295
Statewide High School Ranking: Bessemer City High School is ranked #295 out of 449 of the best high schools in North Carolina (34th percentile). Click the link to see all 449 high schools.

Overall, Bessemer City High School is a 4-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 566 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

73.9
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Bessemer City High School had a Student Growth Score of 73.9. This placed Bessemer City High School in the 48th percentile of 2385 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
C
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

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


Map of School Zone - Bessemer City High



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Students

Student Enrollment Trend

Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 28%
 Black - 28%
 Hispanic - 20%
 Hispanic - 20%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 
 Pacific Islander - N/A
 
 Pacific Islander - N/A
 White - 46%
 White - 46%

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 2022-2023 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.


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 13.8 25th 16.0
Math 16.5 30th 17.5
Reading 17.3 39th 18.2
Science 16.7 31st 17.9

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.

Graduation Rate
 75% - Bessemer City High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 75% - Bessemer City High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 53% - Level 1 & 2 (Not Proficient)
 53% - Level 1 & 2 (Not Proficient)
 11% - Level 3 (At Grade Level)
 11% - Level 3 (At Grade Level)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)

EOC English 2

 62% - Level 1 & 2 (Not Proficient)
 62% - Level 1 & 2 (Not Proficient)
 19% - Level 3 (At Grade Level)
 19% - Level 3 (At Grade Level)
 19% - Level 4 (Solid)
 19% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)

EOC Math I

 74% - Level 1 & 2 (Not Proficient)
 74% - Level 1 & 2 (Not Proficient)
 22% - Level 3 (At Grade Level)
 22% - Level 3 (At Grade Level)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)


School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2022-2023 school year. Rankings for Bessemer City High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Regular Schools Nearby

School Name Stars Distance City Grades
Served
Bessemer City Central Elementary School
0.4 miles Bessemer City 3-5
Bessemer City Middle School
2.1 miles Bessemer City 6-8
Edward D Sadler Jr Elementary School
3.0 miles Gastonia PK-5
Costner Elementary School
3.6 miles Dallas PK-5
Tryon Elementary School
3.8 miles Bessemer City PK-5
East Elementary School
4.4 miles Kings Mountain PK-4
North Elementary School
4.5 miles Kings Mountain PK-4
Highland School of Technology
10 
5.3 miles Gastonia 9-12
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
5.3 miles Gastonia PK-5
Carr Elementary School
5.6 miles Dallas PK-5
West Elementary School
5.6 miles Kings Mountain PK-4
York Chester Middle School
5.8 miles Gastonia 6-8
Hunter Huss High School
5.8 miles Gastonia 9-12
W C Friday Middle School
6.0 miles Dallas 6-8
Gaston Virtual Academy
6.1 miles Gastonia K-12
School Name Stars Distance Grades
Served
Bessemer City Central Elementary School
0.4 miles 3-5
Bessemer City Middle School
2.1 miles 6-8
Edward D Sadler Jr Elementary School
3.0 miles PK-5
Costner Elementary School
3.6 miles PK-5
Tryon Elementary School
3.8 miles PK-5
East Elementary School
4.4 miles PK-4
North Elementary School
4.5 miles PK-4
Highland School of Technology
10 
5.3 miles 9-12
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
5.3 miles PK-5
Carr Elementary School
5.6 miles PK-5
West Elementary School
5.6 miles PK-4
York Chester Middle School
5.8 miles 6-8
Hunter Huss High School
5.8 miles 9-12
W C Friday Middle School
6.0 miles 6-8
Gaston Virtual Academy
6.1 miles K-12


Charters Schools Nearby

School Name Stars Distance City Grades
Served
Ridgeview Charter School
5.7 miles Gastonia K-7
Piedmont Community Charter School
6.2 miles Gastonia K-12
Community Public Charter School
10.8 miles Stanley K-8
Pinnacle Classical Academy
12.9 miles Shelby K-12
Mountain Island Charter School
16.9 miles Mt. Holly K-12
East Voyager Academy of Charlotte
18.9 miles Charlotte K-8
Jackson Day School
19.4 miles Charlotte K-12
Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy
19.8 miles Charlotte K-8
School Name Stars Distance Grades
Served
Ridgeview Charter School
5.7 miles K-7
Piedmont Community Charter School
6.2 miles K-12
Community Public Charter School
10.8 miles K-8
Pinnacle Classical Academy
12.9 miles K-12
Mountain Island Charter School
16.9 miles K-12
East Voyager Academy of Charlotte
18.9 miles K-8
Jackson Day School
19.4 miles K-12
Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy
19.8 miles K-8