About BCSS

Our Purpose

The purpose of Bessemer City Schools is to educate and empower our students to successfully compete in a global society. 

Facts About Bessemer City ...

  • Bessemer is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range, less than 15 miles from downtown Birmingham.
  • The climate is mild, with an average annual temperature of 62.4 degrees Fahrenheit and average annual rainfall of 57.12 inches.
  • Has a population of over 27,000 people
  • Has a public school enrollment of over 3,000
  • Major regional enterprises include a wide range of high-tech manufacturing concerns, and increasing number of service industries, higher education in the form of state universities and private colleges, and a growing convention industry.
City of Bessemer Board of Education Building



The vision of Bessemer City Schools is to serve as a model of excellence by preparing all students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in their unique endeavors.  



Core Beliefs


• Student-Centered Focus

• High Expectations

• Collaborative Relationships

• Integrity

• Respect for All

• Accountability for All

• Diversity and Inclusivity