Best Public Schools in Bluefield, WV


Summary:

The city of Bluefield, West Virginia is home to 7 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, all part of the Mercer County Schools district. While the schools generally underperform compared to district and state averages, a few standout elementary schools like Brushfork Elementary and Bluewell Elementary demonstrate strong academic performance, particularly in math.

Brushfork Elementary stands out with the highest test scores across multiple grade levels and subjects, with 58.3% of 3rd graders proficient or better in math compared to 46.4% for the district and 51.6% for the state. Bluewell Elementary also excels, with the highest math proficiency rates in grades 3 and 4. In contrast, Bluefield High School and Bluefield Middle School are underperforming, with only 15% of 11th graders at the high school proficient or better in math, compared to 18% for the district and 21.5% for the state.

The schools in Bluefield also vary significantly in their student-teacher ratios, from 10.4 at Mountain Valley Elementary to 17.3 at Bluefield High School. This factor, along with the schools' racial compositions and spending per student, may contribute to the performance differences observed across the district. Overall, the data suggests that factors beyond just funding, such as school leadership and teaching practices, play a crucial role in the academic outcomes of these Bluefield schools.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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