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 14:1.
  • 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 OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,048 students
Princeton Senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Princeton Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
Princeton Senior High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradePrinceton Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(WV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
Princeton Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
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)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Princeton Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsPrinceton Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownWV 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.
0.170.19
Princeton Senior High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
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%
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
4%
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 increased from 69% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,321 in this district is less than the state average of $11,650. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,953 is less than the state average of $12,559. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameMercer County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
10
Number of Students Managed9,4613,418
Mercer County s School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate71%80%
Mercer County s School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$100 MM$43 MM
Mercer County s School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$116 MM$46 MM
Mercer County s School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,321$11,650
Mercer County s School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,953$12,559
Mercer County s School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PrincetonMercer County Technical Education CenterVocational School
    Grades: PK-12
    0.3 miles
    1397 Stafford Drive
    PrincetonWV 24740
    (304)425-9551
    0.3PK-12n/a
  • PrincetonPrinceton Primary School
    Grades: KG-2 | 596 students
    0.4 miles
    180 Tiger Drive
    PrincetonWV 24739
    (304)487-3904
    0.4KG-2596
  • PrincetonMercer Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 347 students
    0.5 miles
    1200 Mercer Street
    PrincetonWV 24740
    (304)425-3160
    0.53-5347
  • PrincetonPrinceton Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 574 students
    0.6 miles
    300 N Johnston St
    PrincetonWV 24740
    (304)425-7517
    0.66-8574
  • PrincetonStraley Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 167 students
    0.8 miles
    810 Straley Avenue
    PrincetonWV 24740
    (304)425-3173
    0.83-5167

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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