Bluefield High School

  • Bluefield High School serves 690 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the WV average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 10%.
  • 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 690 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 690 students
Bluefield High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Bluefield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Bluefield High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Bluefield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 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 16:1 15:1
Bluefield High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Hispanic
1%
2%
Bluefield High School Black Students (2012-2015)
Black
24%
5%
Bluefield High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
72%
90%
Bluefield High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Bluefield High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Bluefield High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
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.
0.43 0.12
Bluefield High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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
22%
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
4%
Bluefield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

  • Mercer County s School District's student population of 9,461 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,915 in this district is less than the state average of $13,970. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,534 is less than the state average of $13,319. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Mercer County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
10
Number of Students Managed 9,461 3,418
Mercer County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 71% 80%
Mercer County s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $114 MM $48 MM
Mercer County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $111 MM $46 MM
Mercer County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,915 $13,970
Mercer County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,534 $13,319
Mercer County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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