Princeton Senior High School

  • Princeton Senior High School serves 1,048 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the WV average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 10%.
  • Princeton Senior 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 1048 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,048 students
Princeton Senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Princeton Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Princeton Senior High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Princeton Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 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 18:1 15:1
Princeton Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
Princeton Senior High School Asian Students (2001-2015)
Black
8%
5%
Princeton Senior High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
91%
90%
Princeton Senior High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Princeton Senior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
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 (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 n/a
Princeton Senior 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 n/a
Princeton Senior 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,435 in this district is less than the state average of $14,238. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,269 is less than the state average of $14,179. The district spending/student has declined by 6% 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 (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 71% 80%
Mercer County s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $111 MM $49 MM
Mercer County s School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $109 MM $49 MM
Mercer County s School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $11,435 $14,238
Mercer County s School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $11,269 $14,179
Mercer County s School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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    Grades: 3-5 | 347 students
    0.5 miles
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    PrincetonWV 24740
    (304)425-3160
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  • PrincetonPrinceton Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 574 students
    0.6 miles
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    0.8 miles
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School Reviews

5  11/15/2012
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.
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