Bluefield Intermediate School

Summary:

Bluefield Intermediate School is a public elementary school serving grades 3-5 in Bluefield, West Virginia, with 289 students and a diverse racial makeup. However, the school consistently underperforms compared to the Mercer County Schools district and the state of West Virginia, ranking in the bottom quarter of elementary schools in the state.

Bluefield Intermediate School's academic performance has been on a downward trend, with proficiency rates in math and English language arts decreasing across all grade levels. The school struggles to support the academic achievement of its diverse student population, with African American, multi-racial, and low-income students performing in the bottom 15 schools in the state for their respective subgroups. Despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio, the school's academic outcomes lag significantly behind nearby higher-performing schools like Glenwood School (K-8) and Mercer Elementary.

The persistent achievement gaps and declining performance at Bluefield Intermediate School suggest the need for a comprehensive, data-driven approach to address the root causes of its underperformance. Collaboration with higher-performing schools in the district and targeted interventions for struggling subgroups could be potential strategies to help turn the school around and improve outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 1301 Southview Dr
       Bluefield, WV  24701-4317


(304) 327-8339

District: Mercer County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
339th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,206 Help


Students who attend Bluefield Intermediate School usually attend:

Middle:    Bluefield Middle School
High:    Bluefield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  289

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.1%
African American:
34.6%
Two or more races:
14.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bluefield Intermediate School ranks worse than 92.1% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks last 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 16.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Bluefield Intermediate School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.1%), African American (34.6%), two or more races (14.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bluefield Intermediate School is 13.7. 9 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bluefield Intermediate School is $11,206. 11 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bluefield Intermediate School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bluefield Intermediate School 339th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Bluefield Intermediate 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 Bluefield Intermediate School

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Rank History for all students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 42.29 271st 420 35.5%
2010 31.43 340th 427 20.4%
2011 32.04 328th 426 23.0%
2012 26.10 372nd 426 12.7%
2013 20.15 399th 428 6.8%
2014 18.55 387th 422 8.3%
2015 33.43 311th 408 23.8%
2016 17.76 366th 402 9.0%
2017 22.82 356th 399 10.8%
2018 35.46 270th 392 31.1%
2019 30.90 286th 383 25.3%
2021 32.25 274th 380 27.9%
2022 28.29 299th 375 20.3%
2023 16.29 339th 368 7.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 38.16 156th 218 28.4%
2018 37.30 20th 27 25.9%
2019 44.26 7th 14 50.0%
2021 34.79 10th 13 23.1%
2022 31.31 12th 15 20.0%
2023 25.55 14th 15 6.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 34.82 62nd 98 36.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 31.33 303rd 377 19.6%
2018 37.02 174th 258 32.6%
2019 23.09 162nd 185 12.4%
2023 40.36 113th 180 37.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 26.84 333rd 382 12.8%
2018 45.94 211th 368 42.7%
2021 35.93 242nd 335 27.8%
2022 33.57 265th 347 23.6%
2023 22.63 302nd 333 9.3%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.66 4th 16 75.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 22.56 350th 381 8.1%
2018 32.49 278th 366 24.0%
2019 30.45 258th 339 23.9%
2021 33.13 236th 322 26.7%
2022 27.91 253rd 325 22.2%
2023 15.71 297th 317 6.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 35.52 104th 146 28.8%
2022 30.13 129th 154 16.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.93 310th 382 18.8%
2018 42.00 220th 364 39.6%
2019 36.68 229th 338 32.2%
2021 33.60 235th 333 29.4%
2022 30.06 259th 330 21.5%
2023 20.40 286th 322 11.2%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.09 49th 75 34.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 36.21 132nd 187 29.4%
2018 44.11 19th 31 38.7%
2019 51.31 4th 15 73.3%
2021 52.86 5th 14 64.3%
2022 51.27 7th 16 56.3%
2023 27.24 13th 14 7.1%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.64 124th 156 20.5%
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Rank History for White students at Bluefield Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 38.11 259th 382 32.2%
2018 46.97 199th 374 46.8%
2019 42.36 210th 373 43.7%
2021 57.10 129th 376 65.7%
2022 47.94 184th 373 50.7%
2023 34.14 262nd 366 28.4%
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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.

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 Bluefield Intermediate School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 260 140 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2002 261 136 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 399
2003 261 136 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 399
2004 224 117 2 2 2 n/a n/a 0 347
2005 208 115 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 328
2006 198 115 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 316
2007 211 116 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2008 196 114 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2009 206 119 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 326
2010 187 138 3 3 0 0 0 0 331
2011 200 145 1 3 0 0 1 0 350
2012 207 142 1 2 0 0 1 0 353
2013 218 128 2 2 0 0 4 0 354
2014 204 109 2 2 0 0 16 0 333
2015 188 89 2 2 0 0 24 0 305
2016 198 95 1 2 0 0 31 0 327
2017 194 107 2 3 0 0 38 0 344
2018 209 113 1 2 0 0 30 0 355
2019 204 101 1 2 0 0 30 0 338
2020 178 121 1 1 0 0 30 0 331
2021 123 122 3 4 1 0 31 0 284
2022 141 125 3 5 0 0 39 0 313
2023 142 100 2 3 0 0 42 0 289

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 Bluefield Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 403 28.0 14.4 73.9
2002 399 30.0 13.3 70.7
2003 399 30.0 13.3 70.7
2004 347 28.5 12.2 72.6
2005 328 28.0 11.7 72
2006 316 26.0 12.2 71.8
2007 328 25.8 12.7 68.9
2008 310 23.0 13.5 71.9
2009 326 25.5 12.8 70.6
2010 331 22.5 14.7 71
2011 350 22.3 15.6 77.7
2012 353 29.0 12.1 79.9
2013 354 30.0 11.8 75.7
2014 333 30.5 10.9 n/a
2015 305 32.0 9.5 60
2016 327 32.0 10.2 67.6
2017 344 24.5 14.0 63.4
2018 355 26.5 13.3 80
2019 338 27.0 12.5 73.1
2020 331 23.0 14.3 74.6
2021 284 25.0 11.3 69.7
2022 313 25.0 12.5 n/a
2023 289 21.0 13.7 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 Bluefield Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 403 28.0 14.4 73.9
2002 399 30.0 13.3 70.7
2003 399 30.0 13.3 70.7
2004 347 28.5 12.2 72.6
2005 328 28.0 11.7 72
2006 316 26.0 12.2 71.8
2007 328 25.8 12.7 68.9
2008 310 23.0 13.5 71.9
2009 326 25.5 12.8 70.6
2010 331 22.5 14.7 71
2011 350 22.3 15.6 77.7
2012 353 29.0 12.1 79.9
2013 354 30.0 11.8 75.7
2014 333 30.5 10.9 n/a
2015 305 32.0 9.5 60
2016 327 32.0 10.2 67.6
2017 344 24.5 14.0 63.4
2018 355 26.5 13.3 80
2019 338 27.0 12.5 73.1
2020 331 23.0 14.3 74.6
2021 284 25.0 11.3 69.7
2022 313 25.0 12.5 n/a
2023 289 21.0 13.7 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 Bluefield Intermediate School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,229 (19.9%) $8,977 (80.1%) $11,206

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bluefield Intermediate School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 286th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 339th of 368 Elementary schools
 17.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bluefield Intermediate School)43.831.3
 12.5%
   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 (Bluefield Intermediate School)37.512.5
 25%
   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 (Bluefield Intermediate School)40.234.6
 5.6%
   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 (Bluefield Intermediate School)44.439.1
 5.3%
   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 (Bluefield Intermediate School)32.414.9
 17.5%
   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 (Bluefield Intermediate School)39.227.6
 11.6%
   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 (Bluefield Intermediate School)24.514.9
 9.6%
   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 Students338289
 14.5%
African American101100
 1%
American Indian00
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic23
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White204142
 30.4%
Two or More Races3042
 40%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluefield Intermediate School

Bluefield Intermediate School ranks in the bottom 7.9% of West Virginia elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 289 students attended Bluefield Intermediate School.

Students at Bluefield Intermediate School are 49% White, 35% African American, 15% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.

Students who attend Bluefield Intermediate 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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