Princeton Senior High School

1321 Stafford Dr,

Princeton, WV, 24740-2467

Tel: (304)425-8101
Grades: 9-12

1,082 students

Princeton Senior High School serves 1,082 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the WV average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 8%.
Princeton Senior 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 1082 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,082 students
Princeton Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Princeton Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Princeton Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 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 17:1 14:1
Princeton Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Princeton Senior High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
1%
Princeton Senior High School Hispanic (1997-2010)
Black
6%
5%
Princeton Senior High School Black (1990-2012)
White
91%
92%
Princeton Senior High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Princeton Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Princeton Senior 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.
0.17 0.12
Princeton Senior 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.
39%
45%
Princeton Senior 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.
8%
8%
Princeton Senior 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
12
Number of Students Managed 9,725 3,727
Mercer County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
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 Mercer County Technical Education Center (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Mercer County Technical Education Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mercer County Technical Education Center (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Princeton Mercer County Technical Education Center
    Vocational School
    1397 Stafford Dr
    Princeton , WV , 24740
    (304)425-9551
    Vocational School
    0.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Princeton Princeton Primary School
    219b Old Bluefield Rd
    Princeton , WV , 24740
    (304)487-3904
    0.4  mi  |  576  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Princeton Mercer Elementary School
    1200 Mercer St
    Princeton , WV , 24740
    (304)425-3160
    0.5  mi  |  365  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Princeton Princeton Middle School
    300 North Johnston St
    Princeton , WV , 24740
    (304)425-7517
    0.6  mi  |  577  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Princeton Straley Elementary School
    810 Straley Ave
    Princeton , WV , 24740
    (304)425-3173
    0.8  mi  |  189  students  |  Gr.  3-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 15, 2012 - There are a lot of opportunities here. Students excel in academics. Band and Madrigals are second to none. There are a lot of sports activities too for both girls and boys. The teachers are willing to help students and really care about the students. - Posted by Parent

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Princeton, 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 0.11, which is lower than the West Virginia average of 0.13. The most diverse school in Princeton is Johnson Park School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in West Virginia or national school diversity statistics.