Bluewell Elementary School

Summary:

Bluewell Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Bluefield, West Virginia, with 168 students and a student-teacher ratio of 11.5. The school is part of the Mercer County Schools district, which is ranked 34 out of 55 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bluewell Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of white students (86.31%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 49.13% to 96.42% white students. The school generally performs better than the district and state on standardized tests, especially in mathematics, with 52.2% of 3rd graders proficient or better in math compared to 46.4% for the district and 51.6% for the state. However, Bluewell Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of West Virginia elementary schools, with a ranking between 268-357 out of 368-428 schools over the past 10 years, placing it in the bottom 30-40% of elementary schools in the state.

When comparing Bluewell Elementary to nearby schools, Glenwood School (K-8) consistently outperforms Bluewell and the other surrounding schools, ranking in the top 30% of West Virginia elementary schools. The more racially diverse schools, such as Bluefield Primary and Bluefield Intermediate, tend to have lower academic performance compared to the more homogeneous schools like Bluewell Elementary and Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 205 Bluewell School Rd
       Bluefield, WV  24701-9286


(304) 589-5057

District: Mercer County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
268th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,475 Help


Students who attend Bluewell Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Montcalm High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  168

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.3%
Two or more races:
9.5%
African American:
2.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bluewell Elementary School ranks worse than 72.8% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 11th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.3%), two or more races (9.5%), African American (2.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bluewell Elementary School is 11.5, which is the 4th best among 14 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bluewell Elementary School is $12,475, which is the 6th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bluewell Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bluewell Elementary School 268th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Bluewell Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Mercer County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Mercer County Schools 34th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bluewell Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 54.46 186th 420 55.7%
2010 53.15 177th 427 58.5%
2011 42.11 258th 426 39.4%
2012 45.96 227th 426 46.7%
2013 38.44 294th 428 31.3%
2014 55.13 158th 422 62.6%
2015 26.08 354th 408 13.2%
2016 12.83 385th 402 4.2%
2017 35.13 284th 399 28.8%
2018 20.89 357th 392 8.9%
2019 34.34 273rd 383 28.7%
2021 24.20 326th 380 14.2%
2022 31.33 280th 375 25.3%
2023 33.23 268th 368 27.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 26.85 185th 218 15.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.51 320th 377 15.1%
2018 29.45 214th 258 17.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 39.96 243rd 382 36.4%
2018 24.32 334th 368 9.2%
2021 35.10 250th 335 25.4%
2022 18.82 328th 347 5.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 33.70 296th 381 22.3%
2018 35.44 266th 366 27.3%
2019 61.09 113th 339 66.7%
2021 19.09 302nd 322 6.2%
2022 15.31 311th 325 4.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 41.83 233rd 382 39.0%
2018 15.79 349th 364 4.1%
2019 18.88 312th 338 7.7%
2021 19.51 307th 333 7.8%
2022 35.70 227th 330 31.2%
2023 45.51 171st 322 46.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 18.98 181st 187 3.2%
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Rank History for White students at Bluewell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 41.51 238th 382 37.7%
2018 21.15 343rd 374 8.3%
2019 37.86 243rd 373 34.9%
2021 24.60 320th 376 14.9%
2022 34.17 261st 373 30.0%
2023 38.84 240th 366 34.4%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Bluewell Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 244 244
1990 235 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 239
1991 222 4 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 228
1992 190 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 194
1993 190 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 194
1994 169 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 172
1995 173 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 179
1996 173 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 179
1997 179 5 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 186
1998 172 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 175
1999 182 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 185
2000 160 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 162
2001 184 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 186
2002 166 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 170
2003 166 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 170
2004 169 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 173
2005 244 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 258
2006 226 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2007 220 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 227
2008 214 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 220
2009 229 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 235
2010 216 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 223
2011 219 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 231
2012 204 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 223
2013 198 11 0 0 0 0 7 0 216
2014 201 14 0 2 0 0 6 0 223
2015 185 12 0 2 0 0 8 0 207
2016 178 11 0 0 0 0 9 0 198
2017 175 12 0 1 0 0 12 0 200
2018 173 13 0 2 0 0 10 0 198
2019 164 16 0 2 0 0 10 0 192
2020 171 14 0 2 0 0 10 0 197
2021 178 8 0 2 0 0 6 0 194
2022 164 3 0 2 0 0 9 0 178
2023 145 4 0 3 0 0 16 0 168

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bluewell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 244 15.0 16.2 n/a
1990 239 13.0 18.3 32.2
1991 228 14.0 16.2 38.2
1992 194 15.0 12.9 41.2
1993 194 13.5 14.4 46.4
1994 172 13.5 12.7 43
1995 179 14.0 12.8 50.3
1996 179 14.0 12.8 50.3
1997 186 14.4 12.9 56.5
1998 175 14.5 12.1 55.4
1999 185 14.5 12.8 61.6
2000 162 15.0 10.8 59.3
2001 186 16.0 11.6 59.7
2002 170 15.0 11.3 46.5
2003 170 15.0 11.3 46.5
2004 173 15.0 11.5 52
2005 258 18.0 14.3 74.8
2006 233 18.5 12.6 68.2
2007 227 17.5 13.0 67.8
2008 220 17.0 12.9 68.2
2009 235 19.0 12.4 58.7
2010 223 16.0 13.9 61.4
2011 231 16.5 13.9 62.3
2012 223 17.5 12.7 66.8
2013 216 17.0 12.7 64.4
2014 223 18.0 12.3 n/a
2015 207 14.0 14.7 52.7
2016 198 12.0 16.5 57.1
2017 200 14.0 14.2 54
2018 198 11.5 17.2 66.7
2019 192 15.0 12.8 60.4
2020 197 15.5 12.7 58.9
2021 194 14.0 13.8 54.6
2022 178 14.0 12.7 n/a
2023 168 14.5 11.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Bluewell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 244 15.0 16.2 n/a
1990 239 13.0 18.3 32.2
1991 228 14.0 16.2 38.2
1992 194 15.0 12.9 41.2
1993 194 13.5 14.4 46.4
1994 172 13.5 12.7 43
1995 179 14.0 12.8 50.3
1996 179 14.0 12.8 50.3
1997 186 14.4 12.9 56.5
1998 175 14.5 12.1 55.4
1999 185 14.5 12.8 61.6
2000 162 15.0 10.8 59.3
2001 186 16.0 11.6 59.7
2002 170 15.0 11.3 46.5
2003 170 15.0 11.3 46.5
2004 173 15.0 11.5 52
2005 258 18.0 14.3 74.8
2006 233 18.5 12.6 68.2
2007 227 17.5 13.0 67.8
2008 220 17.0 12.9 68.2
2009 235 19.0 12.4 58.7
2010 223 16.0 13.9 61.4
2011 231 16.5 13.9 62.3
2012 223 17.5 12.7 66.8
2013 216 17.0 12.7 64.4
2014 223 18.0 12.3 n/a
2015 207 14.0 14.7 52.7
2016 198 12.0 16.5 57.1
2017 200 14.0 14.2 54
2018 198 11.5 17.2 66.7
2019 192 15.0 12.8 60.4
2020 197 15.5 12.7 58.9
2021 194 14.0 13.8 54.6
2022 178 14.0 12.7 n/a
2023 168 14.5 11.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bluewell Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,008 (16.1%) $10,468 (83.9%) $12,475

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bluewell Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 273rd of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 268th of 368 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bluewell Elementary School)46.452.2
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mercer County Schools)4846.4
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.951.6
 0.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bluewell Elementary School)32.121.7
 10.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mercer County Schools)40.435.6
 4.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4439.9
 4.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bluewell Elementary School)35.758.8
 23.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mercer County Schools)44.443.3
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.345.7
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bluewell Elementary School)46.435.3
 11.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Mercer County Schools)47.943.8
 4.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.844.2
 4.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bluewell Elementary School)26.930.8
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mercer County Schools)36.434.5
 1.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bluewell Elementary School)46.230.8
 15.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mercer County Schools)45.441.3
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.244.3
 2.9%
5th Grade Science (Bluewell Elementary School)34.615.4
 19.2%
   5th Grade Science (Mercer County Schools)30.727.9
 2.8%
   5th Grade Science (West Virginia)35.430.8
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students192168
 12.5%
African American164
 75%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic23
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White164145
 11.6%
Two or More Races1016
 60%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 168 students attended Bluewell Elementary School.

Students who attend Bluewell Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Montcalm High School

Students at Bluewell Elementary School are 86% White, 10% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Hispanic.

Bluewell Elementary School ranks 268th of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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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.

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