Mercer County Schools


The Mercer County Schools district in West Virginia encompasses 24 schools, including 17 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 4 high schools. The district serves a diverse student population across a range of academic performance levels, with some standout schools like Athens Elementary School and Melrose Elementary School outperforming both the district and state averages on key metrics.

While the Mercer County Schools district as a whole is ranked 34th out of 55 districts in West Virginia and has a 2-star rating, the data reveals significant disparities in academic performance between the top-performing and lower-performing schools. Schools like Glenwood School (K-8) and Athens Elementary stand out with exceptional test scores and ratings, while others struggle to meet state averages in math, English Language Arts, and science proficiency.

The data also reveals significant variation in school-level demographics, resources, and funding, with per-student spending ranging from $9,531 at Melrose Elementary to $14,107 at Spanishburg Elementary. This suggests the district may not be allocating resources equitably, an issue that could contribute to the performance gaps observed across schools.

District Detail

 1403 Honaker Avenue
Princeton, WV 24740-3065

 (304) 487-1551

SchoolDigger Rank:
34th of 55 West Virginia districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 8,686

Primary Schools: 17
Middle Schools: 3
High Schools: 5
Alternative Schools: 0

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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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