Mountain Valley Elementary School

Summary:

Mountain Valley Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Bluefield, West Virginia, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 304 students. The school is part of the Mercer County Schools district, which is ranked 34 out of 55 districts in West Virginia and is rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Mountain Valley Elementary School has consistently underperformed compared to the Mercer County Schools district and the state of West Virginia in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in Mathematics and English Language Arts were significantly lower than the district and state averages, with only 30% of 3rd graders, 26.9% of 4th graders, and 24.2% of 5th graders proficient or better in Mathematics, and 16.7% of 3rd graders, 23.1% of 4th graders, and 45.5% of 5th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts. The school's performance in Science for 5th grade was also low, with only 18.2% of students proficient or better, compared to 27.9% for the district and 30.8% for the state. Additionally, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of West Virginia elementary schools, with its SchoolDigger rating ranging from 0 to 3 stars out of 5, indicating below-average performance compared to other schools in the state.

The school's academic performance has declined over the years, with the school's ranking and SchoolDigger rating dropping from higher levels in the past to the bottom quarter or third of West Virginia elementary schools in recent years. This trend is concerning and suggests that the school may be facing challenges in providing a high-quality education to its students. When compared to other elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools district, such as Glenwood School (K-8) and Brushfork Elementary School, Mountain Valley Elementary School generally underperforms in academic measures, with lower proficiency rates in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 977 Blue Prince Rd
       Bluefield, WV  24701-5505


(304) 324-7316

District: Mercer County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
328th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,987 Help


Students who attend Mountain Valley Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Bluefield Middle School
High:    Bluefield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  304

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.5%
Two or more races:
8.9%
African American:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Mountain Valley Elementary School ranks worse than 89.1% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 13th 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 18.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.5%), two or more races (8.9%), African American (4.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mountain Valley Elementary School is 10.4, which is the lowest among 16 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mountain Valley Elementary School is $12,987, which is the 5th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mountain Valley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mountain Valley Elementary School 328th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Mountain Valley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Mountain Valley Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 17.10 399th 420 5.0%
2010 17.85 406th 427 4.9%
2011 32.62 323rd 426 24.2%
2012 35.63 310th 426 27.2%
2013 35.76 305th 428 28.7%
2014 26.58 361st 422 14.5%
2015 56.88 152nd 408 62.7%
2016 47.53 224th 402 44.3%
2017 55.67 166th 399 58.4%
2018 30.15 306th 392 21.9%
2019 32.62 279th 383 27.2%
2021 36.22 252nd 380 33.7%
2022 13.66 360th 375 4.0%
2023 18.79 328th 368 10.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 82.37 15th 218 93.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.77 318th 377 15.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 60.67 122nd 382 68.1%
2018 35.03 273rd 368 25.8%
2021 40.61 214th 335 36.1%
2022 20.29 324th 347 6.6%
2023 32.96 247th 333 25.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.02 147th 381 61.4%
2018 26.97 314th 366 14.2%
2021 44.83 169th 322 47.5%
2022 14.78 313th 325 3.7%
2023 30.40 246th 317 22.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 43.92 81st 154 47.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 56.15 156th 382 59.2%
2018 43.35 209th 364 42.6%
2021 34.61 231st 333 30.6%
2022 18.82 300th 330 9.1%
2023 13.49 309th 322 4.0%
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Rank History for White students at Mountain Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.05 215th 382 43.7%
2018 30.57 293rd 374 21.7%
2019 28.10 300th 373 19.6%
2021 36.03 249th 376 33.8%
2022 13.98 358th 373 4.0%
2023 17.76 331st 366 9.6%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Mountain Valley 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 214 214
1990 197 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 204
1991 191 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 197
1992 194 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 198
1993 207 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 210
1994 179 3 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 185
1995 143 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 143
1996 143 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 143
1997 167 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 167
1998 163 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 164
1999 172 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 172
2000 172 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 172
2001 135 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 135
2002 135 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 146
2003 135 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 146
2004 128 9 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 138
2005 134 8 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 146
2006 138 20 1 7 2 n/a n/a 0 168
2007 148 20 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 174
2008 167 15 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 189
2009 177 16 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 198
2010 164 19 0 6 1 0 1 0 191
2011 168 20 0 5 1 0 4 0 198
2012 139 16 0 5 0 0 4 0 164
2013 132 14 0 5 0 0 8 0 159
2014 135 21 0 6 0 0 8 0 170
2015 117 17 0 2 0 0 7 0 143
2016 123 17 0 2 0 0 9 0 151
2017 118 9 0 2 0 0 9 0 138
2018 111 22 0 4 0 0 6 0 143
2019 126 12 0 4 0 0 8 0 150
2020 172 17 0 3 0 0 10 0 202
2021 257 21 0 2 0 0 23 0 303
2022 245 22 0 2 0 0 27 0 296
2023 260 14 0 3 0 0 27 0 304

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 Mountain Valley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 214 12.0 17.8 n/a
1990 204 13.0 15.6 35.8
1991 197 12.0 16.4 36.5
1992 198 11.0 18.0 36.4
1993 210 11.0 19.1 37.1
1994 185 11.5 16.1 46.5
1995 143 8.0 17.9 50.3
1996 143 8.0 17.9 50.3
1997 167 9.0 18.6 56.3
1998 164 10.0 16.4 56.7
1999 172 10.0 17.2 76.7
2000 172 11.0 15.6 79.1
2001 135 11.0 12.3 78.5
2002 146 10.5 13.9 84.9
2003 146 10.5 13.9 84.9
2004 138 11.0 12.5 87.7
2005 146 11.0 13.3 87.7
2006 168 12.0 14.0 82.1
2007 174 13.0 13.4 83.9
2008 189 13.0 14.5 83.1
2009 198 14.0 14.1 81.8
2010 191 12.0 15.9 79.1
2011 198 14.9 13.2 84.3
2012 164 15.5 10.5 89.6
2013 159 13.0 12.2 85.5
2014 170 12.5 13.6 n/a
2015 143 13.0 11.0 66.4
2016 151 13.0 11.6 66.9
2017 138 11.0 12.5 59.4
2018 143 12.0 11.9 89.5
2019 150 11.0 13.6 77.3
2020 202 16.0 12.6 57.4
2021 303 17.0 17.8 73.6
2022 296 18.0 16.4 n/a
2023 304 29.0 10.4 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 Mountain Valley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 214 12.0 17.8 n/a
1990 204 13.0 15.6 35.8
1991 197 12.0 16.4 36.5
1992 198 11.0 18.0 36.4
1993 210 11.0 19.1 37.1
1994 185 11.5 16.1 46.5
1995 143 8.0 17.9 50.3
1996 143 8.0 17.9 50.3
1997 167 9.0 18.6 56.3
1998 164 10.0 16.4 56.7
1999 172 10.0 17.2 76.7
2000 172 11.0 15.6 79.1
2001 135 11.0 12.3 78.5
2002 146 10.5 13.9 84.9
2003 146 10.5 13.9 84.9
2004 138 11.0 12.5 87.7
2005 146 11.0 13.3 87.7
2006 168 12.0 14.0 82.1
2007 174 13.0 13.4 83.9
2008 189 13.0 14.5 83.1
2009 198 14.0 14.1 81.8
2010 191 12.0 15.9 79.1
2011 198 14.9 13.2 84.3
2012 164 15.5 10.5 89.6
2013 159 13.0 12.2 85.5
2014 170 12.5 13.6 n/a
2015 143 13.0 11.0 66.4
2016 151 13.0 11.6 66.9
2017 138 11.0 12.5 59.4
2018 143 12.0 11.9 89.5
2019 150 11.0 13.6 77.3
2020 202 16.0 12.6 57.4
2021 303 17.0 17.8 73.6
2022 296 18.0 16.4 n/a
2023 304 29.0 10.4 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 Mountain Valley Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,697 (20.8%) $10,290 (79.2%) $12,987

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mountain Valley Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 279th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 328th of 368 Elementary schools
 16.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mountain Valley Elementary School)64.330
 34.3%
   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 (Mountain Valley Elementary School)5016.7
 33.3%
   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 (Mountain Valley Elementary School)3626.9
 9.1%
   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 (Mountain Valley Elementary School)2023.1
 3.1%
   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 (Mountain Valley Elementary School)38.924.2
 14.7%
   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 (Mountain Valley Elementary School)27.845.5
 17.7%
   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 (Mountain Valley Elementary School)11.118.2
 7.1%
   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 Students150304
 102.7%
African American1214
 16.7%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic43
 25%
Pacific Islander00
White126260
 106.3%
Two or More Races827
 237.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 304 students attended Mountain Valley Elementary School.

Students at Mountain Valley Elementary School are 86% White, 9% Two or more races, 5% African American.

Mountain Valley Elementary School ranks in the bottom 10.9% of West Virginia elementary schools.

Students who attend Mountain Valley Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bluefield Middle School
High : Bluefield High School


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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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