Bluefield High School

535 West Cumberland Rd

Bluefield, WV 24701-4654

Grades: 9-12

734 students

Bluefield High School serves 734 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the WV average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 8%.
Bluefield High School operates within the Mercer County s School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the WV state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 734 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 734 students
Bluefield High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Bluefield High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Bluefield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 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 15:1 14:1
Bluefield High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
1%
1%
Bluefield High School Black Students (2012-2013)
Black
24%
5%
Bluefield High School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
74%
92%
Bluefield High School White Students (1990-2013)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Bluefield High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Bluefield High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown WV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 (1990-2013)
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.
63%
47%
Bluefield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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
6%
Bluefield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,741 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,280 is less than the state average of $11,815. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,626 is less than the state average of $11,723. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Mercer County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
10
Number of Students Managed 9,741 3,736
Mercer County s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 69% 79%
Mercer County s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $98 MM $44 MM
Mercer County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $101 MM $44 MM
Mercer County s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,280 $11,815
Mercer County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,626 $11,723
Mercer County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BluefieldBluefield Intermediate School
    1301 Southview Dr
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)327-8339
    0.6 mi | Gr. 3-5 | 354 students                      
  • BluefieldMemorial Primary School
    319 Memorial Ave
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)327-8106
    0.7 mi | Gr. KG-2 | 206 students                      
  • BluefieldWhitethorn Elementary School
    1919 Maryland Ave
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)327-6217
    0.8 mi | Gr. KG-2 | 156 students                      
  • BluefieldBrushfork Elementary School
    Rt 4 Box 93
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)325-7066
    1.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 200 students                      
  • BluefieldBluefield Middle School
    2002 Stadium Dr
    BluefieldWV 24701
    (304)325-2481
    1.4 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 549 students                      

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