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Bessemer Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (719) 549-7505

1125 E Routt Avenue

Pueblo, Colorado


About Bessemer Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 8th Grade

Bessemer Elementary School is one of 34 schools found in the Pueblo School District No. 60 of Colorado.

Bessemer Elementary School is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 8th Grade. Compared to other schools in Colorado, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 423 students.

The number of teachers at Bessemer Elementary School has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

The average teacher's salary is $45,661, which is lower than the Colorado state average of $53,492.

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Bessemer Elementary School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Central High School760$2,12917.35$53,8520.36
Columbian Elementary School371$2,36515.52$47,0390.38
Corwin International Magnet School616$1,47020.53$54,2260.51
Heritage Elementary School428$1,76019.11$51,7390.46
Carlile Elementary School318$2,50415.36$43,9210.43

Central High School

Number of pupils760
Funding per pupil$2,129
Pupil teacher ratio17.35
Average teacher salary$53,852
Diversity index0.36

Columbian Elementary School

Number of pupils371
Funding per pupil$2,365
Pupil teacher ratio15.52
Average teacher salary$47,039
Diversity index0.38

Corwin International Magnet School

Number of pupils616
Funding per pupil$1,470
Pupil teacher ratio20.53
Average teacher salary$54,226
Diversity index0.51

Heritage Elementary School

Number of pupils428
Funding per pupil$1,760
Pupil teacher ratio19.11
Average teacher salary$51,739
Diversity index0.46

Carlile Elementary School

Number of pupils318
Funding per pupil$2,504
Pupil teacher ratio15.36
Average teacher salary$43,921
Diversity index0.43
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Central High School0.68 miles
Columbian Elementary School0.76 miles
Corwin International Magnet School1.14 miles
Heritage Elementary School1.31 miles
Carlile Elementary School1.48 miles
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Rankings within Colorado
There are 1876 schools in Colorado.
896thlargest school
850thhighest number of FTE teachers
812ndlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1234thhighest average teaching salary
88thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1679thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1466thhighest diversity index
1475thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races4
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander0
American Indian or Aslaskan Native3
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 423 students, with a diversity index of 0.31

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten: 2.7 hours

1st Grade - 5th Grade: 6.1 hours

6th Grade - 8th Grade: 6.6 hours

Kindergarten: 160 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 160 days

12th Grade: 160 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.