Bluefield High School

Bluefield High School serves 669 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the WV average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 9%.
Bluefield High School operates within the Mercer County s School District.
Mercer County s School District's 71% graduation rate is lower than the WV state average of 80%.

School Overview

The student population of 669 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 669 students
Bluefield High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Bluefield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Bluefield High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Bluefield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is more than the state average of 0.12. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Bluefield High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
1%
1%
Bluefield High School Black Students (2012-2014)
Black
23%
5%
Bluefield High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
74%
91%
Bluefield High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Bluefield High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.12
Bluefield High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
23%
Bluefield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
3%
Bluefield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

Mercer County s School District's student population of 9,585 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 71% has increased from 69% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,451 in this district is less than the state average of $11,650. The district revenue/student has declined by 21% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,105 is less than the state average of $12,559. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Mercer County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
10
Number of Students Managed 9,585 3,691
Mercer County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 71% 80%
Mercer County s School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $100 MM $43 MM
Mercer County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $116 MM $46 MM
Mercer County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,451 $11,650
Mercer County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,105 $12,559
Mercer County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Graham High School (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bluefield Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bluefield Intermediate School (0.6 miles away)
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  • BluefieldBluefield Intermediate School
    Grades: 3-5 | 333 students
    0.6 miles
    1301 Southview Dr
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)327-8339
    0.63-5333
  • BluefieldMemorial School
    Grades: KG-2 | 217 students
    0.7 miles
    319 Memorial Ave
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)327-8106
    0.7KG-2217
  • BluefieldWhitethorn Elementary School
    Grades: KG-2 | 174 students
    0.8 miles
    1919 Maryland Ave
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)327-6217
    0.8KG-2174
  • BluefieldBrushfork Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 213 students
    1.3 miles
    140 Brushfork School Rd
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)325-7066
    1.3PK-5213
  • BluefieldBluefield Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 575 students
    1.4 miles
    2002 Stadium Dr
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)325-2481
    1.46-8575

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