Princeton Middle School

300 N. Johnston Street
Princeton, WV 24740
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Princeton Middle School serves 515 students in grades 6-8.
Princeton Middle 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 41% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Princeton Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

Princeton Middle School's student population of 515 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students515 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

Princeton Middle 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 diversity score of Princeton Middle School is 0.29, 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 Testing Rank
#499 out of 644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
7%
4%
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White
84%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.290.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
10%
8%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Princeton Middle School is Princeton Alternative Learning Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sam Perdue Juvenile Center (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mercer Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Princeton Princeton Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.2 miles
    300 N. Johnston Street
    Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 487-3138
    0.2 9-12 n/a
  • Princeton Mercer Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 343 students
    0.3 miles
    1200 Mercer Street
    Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 425-3160
    0.3 3-5 343
  • Princeton Mercer County Technical Education Center Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.6 miles
    1397 Stafford Drive
    Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 425-9551
    0.6 9-12 n/a
  • Princeton Princeton Senior High School Math: 29% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 991 students
    0.6 miles
    1321 Stafford Drive
    Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 425-8101
    0.6 9-12 991
  • Princeton Straley Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 181 students
    0.6 miles
    810 Straley Avenue
    Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 425-3173
    0.6 3-5 181

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
Poor school. IEPs not followed. Constantly on social media for it being the worst school in the county for bullying. Also, does not adhere to the dress code in force. Adm. and personnel just give excuses not solutions.
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5  
We love this school!! We went there for three years and they were the best three years of Our whole lives!We love Mr. Adkins and Mr. Buckner!! Your the Best! love always, Double L
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