Bluefield High School

  • Bluefield High School serves 636 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bluefield High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the West Virginia state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Bluefield High School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Bluefield High School's student population of 636 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students636 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bluefield High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 644 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bluefield High School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall School Rank#583 out of 644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
2%
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Black
28%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bluefield High School and the percentage of Black public school students in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
69%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.440.19
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Graduation Rate90-94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bluefield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
11%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bluefield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMercer County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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