Bessemer Elementary School



Bessemer Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Bessemer Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 28
K 42
1 62
2 69
3 50
4 48
5 57
6 51
7 29
8 29
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Bessemer Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Pueblo, CO in the Pueblo, School District No. 60, in the County of Pueblo and. It enrolls 465 students in grades 1st through 12th. Bessemer Elementary School is the 444th largest public school in Colorado and the 24,950th largest nationally. It has 15.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 465
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Full Time Teachers: 31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,950th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 444th out of 1,072
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 263rd out of 1,072
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 245th out of 1,072

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Bessemer Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 244
(52%)
6,317
(48%)
 Male 221
(48%)
6,738
(52%)

Bessemer Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 374
(80%)
9,273
(71%)
 White 72
(15%)
3,218
(25%)
 Black 11
(2%)
234
(2%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
79
(1%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
140
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
91
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
20
(0%)

Bessemer Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 390
(84%)
8,541
(65%)
 Not Eligible 49
(11%)
3,465
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 26
(6%)
1,049
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,057 ranked schools in Colorado, Bessemer Elementary School is ranked 109th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Bessemer Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (89.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 44.3%. 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 Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 497
2006 500
2007 473
2008 402
2009 421
2010 431
2011 439
2012 465

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 15.2
2007 14.7
2008 12.2
2009 15.9
2010 15
2011 13.4
2012 15

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.90140845070423
2006 0.876
2007 0.88583509513742
2008 0.90298507462687
2009 0.87648456057007
2010 0.87238979118329
2011 0.88154897494305
2012 0.89462365591398

Compare Bessemer Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,500.0% 15.0:1
 
1,598.9% 16.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.3%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 89.5%
 

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Public PK - 08 465 15:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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