Bluefield High School

535 West Cumberland Rd,

Bluefield, WV, 24701-4654

Tel: (304)325-9116
Grades: 9-12

706 students

Bluefield High School serves 706 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the WV average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% 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 706 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 706 students
Bluefield High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Bluefield High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bluefield High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is more than the state average of 0.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Bluefield High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
1%
Bluefield High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
24%
5%
Bluefield High School Black (1990-2012)
White
72%
92%
Bluefield High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bluefield High School Sch Ethnicity Bluefield High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.43 0.15
Bluefield High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
53%
45%
Bluefield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
11%
8%
Bluefield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,725 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Mercer County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
10
Number of Students Managed 9,725 3,689
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 Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $101 MM $44 MM
Mercer County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,280 $11,815
Mercer County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,626 $11,723
Mercer County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Bluefield Bluefield Intermediate School
    1301 Southview Dr
    Bluefield , WV , 24701
    (304)327-8339
    0.6  mi  |  353  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Bluefield Memorial Primary School
    319 Memorial Ave
    Bluefield , WV , 24701
    (304)327-8106
    0.7  mi  |  199  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Bluefield Whitethorn Elementary School
    1919 Maryland Ave
    Bluefield , WV , 24701
    (304)327-6217
    0.8  mi  |  147  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Bluefield Brushfork Elementary School
    Rt 4 Box 93
    Bluefield , WV , 24701
    (304)325-7066
    1.3  mi  |  207  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Bluefield Bluefield Middle School
    2002 Stadium Dr
    Bluefield , WV , 24701
    (304)325-2481
    1.4  mi  |  548  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Mercer County, WV public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.10, which is lower than the West Virginia average of 0.15. The most diverse school district in Mercer County is Lawrence Township School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in West Virginia or national school diversity statistics.