Best Public Schools in Princeton, WV


The city of Princeton, West Virginia is home to 11 schools serving students from elementary through high school, all part of the Mercer County Schools district. While the district as a whole is ranked 34 out of 55 in the state with a 2-star rating, a few standout schools in Princeton are consistently performing above the district and state averages.

Glenwood School (K-8) and Melrose Elementary School are the top performers, ranking in the top 30% and 20% of West Virginia elementary schools respectively. Both schools have earned 4-star ratings from SchoolDigger and excel in mathematics, with over 60% of students scoring proficient or better. In contrast, other schools like Princeton Middle School and Straley Elementary School have lower proficiency rates, particularly in math.

The schools in Princeton also vary significantly in their student-teacher ratios, from a low of 10.4 students per teacher at Straley Elementary to a high of 51.8 at Silver Springs Early Learning Center. This could be a factor in the academic performance of the schools. Additionally, the racial makeup of the schools is predominantly white, with some schools having very low percentages of minority students, which may be an area for further investigation.

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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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