RATINGS

District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.


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ACADEMICS

District Student Progress

This district has a larger number of schools whose students are making less academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


ACADEMICS

Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

ACADEMICS

Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

ENVIRONMENT

Student Demographics

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Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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ENVIRONMENT

Reviews From Schools in Bessemer City School District

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Parent / Guardian
October 24, 2023
It's bad when a preK students voice is unheard and the parents concerns aren't addressed on a matter of the child being bullied when mentioned it's stated that it's not happening and yet I witnessed... More
Parent / Guardian
January 14, 2018
Excellent. Our son was in private school but they don’t have a nurse so we had to change schools. I am so glad we switched. Our experience with Westhills has been nothing short of amazing. I wish the... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
August 28, 2017
My major concerns are based off of the dismal performance in the students' high stake's testing results the last two years. Especially, in the arena of reading proficiency. How is it even possible... More
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