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 Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving break -- Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th



 Congratulations to Gogebic Miners Cross Country team for placing 2nd in the U.P. Finals! 

Calendar of Events 


If you are interested in attending Bessemer Area School district look for the helpful link "School of Choice" located in the blue box above.



Bessemer Area School District is a high achieving school district dedicated to providing a learning experience that challenges our students to go beyond their own expectations and to respect the value of learning. We are very proud to offer our students an extremely high quality education in Washington Elementary School and A.D. Johnston School. Our staff possesses a level of caring, compassion and dedication that is unparalleled. Our core values are responsibility, life-long learning and success.


Mr. David Radovich,  Superintendent    District Office  (906) 667-0802
Mr. Dan VanderVelden, Principal      A.D. Johnston  (906) 667-0413
Mrs. Christine Bergquist, Business Manager   District Office (906) 667-0802
Mr. Tim France, Food Service & Athletic Director, (906) 667-0802  or 667-0413 


To address outstanding needs at our schools please consider donating to the following organizations below. Use the contact information listed.
Friends & Alumuni at Bessemer Schools. 
Renee Annear
1800 Hadley, Bessemer MI 49911 
(Yale Location)
Bessemer Booster Club
Mr. Bill Stieger (President)
East US 2, Bessemer MI 49911

School News
  • National Merit Scholarship Recognition

    The Bessemer Area Schools are very pleased to have a senior named a 2015 finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.


    Congratulations to the staff and students at the A.D. Johnston High School for receiving the Bronze Medal from US News and World Report for being a nationally ranked high school.   Excellent job!

    ADJ Wins Legislative Recognition

    In August 2012, ADJ received a "Special Tribute" in the 96th Legislature from the State of Michigan for high academic achievement!

    Bessemer Area School District Ranks High in State Rankings

    The Bessemer Area School District was recently notified that they have scored in the top 11% (66 of 610 districts) of all school districts in Michigan.  This is even higher than last year's rankings!  Congratulations to all staff and students for this accomplishment!

    FSource: www.schooldigger.com