Brushfork Elementary School

Summary:

Brushfork Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 185 students in grades K-5 in Bluefield, West Virginia, which is part of the Mercer County Schools district. The school has a predominantly White student population, with a mix of other racial backgrounds represented.

Brushfork Elementary has shown mixed academic performance compared to district and state averages. While the school outperformed in 3rd grade math and 5th grade math, it underperformed in several other grade levels and subject areas. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 120th out of 402 schools in 2015-2016 to 349th out of 422 schools in 2013-2014. In the most recent year, Brushfork Elementary ranked 218th out of 368 elementary schools in West Virginia, with a 2-star rating. Interestingly, male students have generally outperformed female students, and the school performed well for low socioeconomic status students.

When compared to other elementary schools in the Mercer County district, Brushfork Elementary generally performs on par or slightly better in terms of academic proficiency rates. However, it lags behind higher-performing schools like Glenwood School (K-8), which has consistently ranked in the top 105 elementary schools in the state. To improve, Brushfork Elementary could focus on enhancing its performance in 4th grade math, 3rd-5th grade ELA, and 5th grade science, as well as exploring strategies to better support female students while replicating the success seen with low socioeconomic status students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 140 Brushfork School Road
       Bluefield, WV  24701-9213


(304) 325-7066

District: Mercer County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
218th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,936 Help


Students who attend Brushfork Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Bluefield Middle School
High:    Bluefield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  185

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.6%
Two or more races:
11.9%
African American:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.3% Help


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Compare Details Brushfork Elementary School ranks worse than 59.2% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 7th 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 42.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.6%), two or more races (11.9%), African American (5.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brushfork Elementary School is 14.2. 11 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brushfork Elementary School is $13,936, which is the 2nd highest among 14 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Brushfork Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Brushfork Elementary School 218th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Brushfork 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 Brushfork Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 46.87 241st 420 42.6%
2010 39.49 267th 427 37.5%
2011 30.63 337th 426 20.9%
2012 42.38 252nd 426 40.8%
2013 46.54 226th 428 47.2%
2014 29.25 349th 422 17.3%
2015 47.48 215th 408 47.3%
2016 63.44 120th 402 70.1%
2017 42.31 245th 399 38.6%
2018 43.00 227th 392 42.1%
2019 43.03 211th 383 44.9%
2021 43.95 210th 380 44.7%
2022 25.10 315th 375 16.0%
2023 42.07 218th 368 40.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 34.34 171st 218 21.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.20 42nd 98 57.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 33.69 282nd 377 25.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.80 205th 382 46.3%
2018 59.14 121st 368 67.1%
2021 66.99 62nd 335 81.5%
2022 38.89 225th 347 35.2%
2023 58.61 111th 333 66.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 86.32 1st 6 83.3%
2023 72.25 5th 21 76.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 22.81 348th 381 8.7%
2018 34.74 270th 366 26.2%
2019 28.43 273rd 339 19.5%
2021 25.12 274th 322 14.9%
2022 24.36 275th 325 15.4%
2023 34.21 227th 317 28.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.47 144th 382 62.3%
2018 49.46 176th 364 51.6%
2019 55.62 136th 338 59.8%
2021 67.90 75th 333 77.5%
2022 31.60 247th 330 25.2%
2023 50.41 142nd 322 55.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 6.58 68th 75 9.3%
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Rank History for White students at Brushfork Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.30 230th 382 39.8%
2018 43.42 217th 374 42.0%
2019 47.75 186th 373 50.1%
2021 49.15 178th 376 52.7%
2022 26.08 306th 373 18.0%
2023 40.65 225th 366 38.5%
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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 Brushfork 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 262 262
1990 276 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1991 270 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1992 287 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1993 293 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 298
1994 284 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 289
1995 225 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 226
1996 225 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 226
1997 231 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 232
1998 224 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 225
1999 233 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 237
2000 227 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 232
2001 227 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 232
2002 238 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 242
2003 238 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 242
2004 232 10 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 244
2005 234 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 242
2006 229 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 238
2007 214 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 221
2008 195 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 202
2009 196 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 203
2010 188 13 0 1 0 0 1 0 203
2011 186 16 0 1 0 0 4 0 207
2012 177 13 0 4 0 0 13 0 207
2013 175 8 1 0 0 0 16 0 200
2014 190 4 0 3 0 0 16 0 213
2015 170 5 0 2 0 0 13 0 190
2016 181 4 0 2 0 0 16 0 203
2017 157 4 0 4 1 0 16 0 182
2018 163 6 4 0 0 0 17 0 190
2019 154 11 2 1 1 0 18 0 187
2020 155 10 2 0 1 0 17 0 185
2021 129 13 3 0 1 0 15 0 161
2022 138 15 4 0 1 0 13 0 171
2023 151 10 1 1 0 0 22 0 185

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 Brushfork Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 262 16.0 16.3 n/a
1990 278 16.0 17.3 43.5
1991 271 18.0 15.0 41.7
1992 288 16.0 18.0 44.1
1993 298 17.0 17.5 43
1994 289 18.0 16.1 45
1995 226 15.0 15.1 42.9
1996 226 15.0 15.1 42.9
1997 232 15.0 15.5 39.7
1998 225 15.0 15.0 41.3
1999 237 15.0 15.8 60.3
2000 232 15.0 15.5 58.6
2001 232 18.0 12.9 61.2
2002 242 16.5 14.7 65.3
2003 242 16.5 14.7 65.3
2004 244 18.5 13.2 66.8
2005 242 17.5 13.8 67.8
2006 238 19.0 12.5 65.5
2007 221 18.0 12.3 62.9
2008 202 17.0 11.9 71.8
2009 203 18.0 11.3 70.9
2010 203 14.0 14.5 74.9
2011 207 15.7 13.1 79.2
2012 207 15.0 13.8 76.8
2013 200 18.0 11.1 76.5
2014 213 15.0 14.2 n/a
2015 190 15.0 12.6 59.5
2016 203 17.0 11.9 62.6
2017 182 15.5 11.7 49.5
2018 190 14.0 13.5 76.8
2019 187 15.0 12.4 64.7
2020 185 17.0 10.8 65.4
2021 161 13.0 12.3 68.3
2022 171 11.5 14.8 n/a
2023 185 13.0 14.2 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 Brushfork Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 262 16.0 16.3 n/a
1990 278 16.0 17.3 43.5
1991 271 18.0 15.0 41.7
1992 288 16.0 18.0 44.1
1993 298 17.0 17.5 43
1994 289 18.0 16.1 45
1995 226 15.0 15.1 42.9
1996 226 15.0 15.1 42.9
1997 232 15.0 15.5 39.7
1998 225 15.0 15.0 41.3
1999 237 15.0 15.8 60.3
2000 232 15.0 15.5 58.6
2001 232 18.0 12.9 61.2
2002 242 16.5 14.7 65.3
2003 242 16.5 14.7 65.3
2004 244 18.5 13.2 66.8
2005 242 17.5 13.8 67.8
2006 238 19.0 12.5 65.5
2007 221 18.0 12.3 62.9
2008 202 17.0 11.9 71.8
2009 203 18.0 11.3 70.9
2010 203 14.0 14.5 74.9
2011 207 15.7 13.1 79.2
2012 207 15.0 13.8 76.8
2013 200 18.0 11.1 76.5
2014 213 15.0 14.2 n/a
2015 190 15.0 12.6 59.5
2016 203 17.0 11.9 62.6
2017 182 15.5 11.7 49.5
2018 190 14.0 13.5 76.8
2019 187 15.0 12.4 64.7
2020 185 17.0 10.8 65.4
2021 161 13.0 12.3 68.3
2022 171 11.5 14.8 n/a
2023 185 13.0 14.2 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 Brushfork Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,421 (17.4%) $11,515 (82.6%) $13,936

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Brushfork Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 211th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 218th of 368 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Brushfork Elementary School)44.458.3
 13.9%
   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 (Brushfork Elementary School)33.341.7
 8.4%
   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 (Brushfork Elementary School)24.240
 15.8%
   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 (Brushfork Elementary School)30.333.3
 3%
   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 (Brushfork Elementary School)59.348.2
 11.1%
   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 (Brushfork Elementary School)6329.6
 33.4%
   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 (Brushfork Elementary School)3722.2
 14.8%
   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 Students187185
 1.1%
African American1110
 9.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic11
Pacific Islander00
White154151
 1.9%
Two or More Races1822
 22.2%


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Students at Brushfork Elementary School are 82% White, 12% Two or more races, 5% African American.

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

Middle : Bluefield Middle School
High : Bluefield High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 185 students attended Brushfork Elementary School.

Brushfork Elementary School ranks 218th of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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