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379 Birch River Road
Birch River, WV 26610-0350
p. 304-649-2651

Birch River Elementary School
in Birch River, WV

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Nicholas County Schools
State Agency:
Wv Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredPrekindergarten – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs9.5
Surrounding communityRural, Remote Census-defined rural territory that is more than 25 miles from an urbanized area and is also more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Birch River, WV 26610-0350
Total Population1,309 (N/A urban / 1,309 rural)
Households508 (2.58 people per house)
Median Household Income$26,179
Families379 (3.0 people per family)
Pop. — African AmericanN/A
Pop. — Asian1
Pop. — Pacific Islander11
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native13
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)1,299
Pop. — OtherN/A

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 60 57%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 16 15%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 76 72%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     19%
English Language Learners     0%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A67%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A94%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A74%
White Non-HispanicN/A78%
All Students>81%78%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 260 93.46%
GED Recipients     6.67%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Birch River Elementary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-HispanicN/A<N/A5%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/AN/AN/A
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic105>100%93%
Prekindergarten 11 11
Kindergarten 18 18
1st Grade 19 19
2nd Grade 12 12
3rd Grade 15 15
4th Grade 15 15
5th Grade 15 15
Total 105 105

Nicholas County Schools – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Birch River Elementary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides59.0>19%19%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; SupervisorsN/A1%
Library / Media Specialist3.0<1%2%
Library / Media SupportN/A0%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)3.0<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)7.0<2%2%
Guidance Staff Total10.0<3%4%
District Admins21.5>7%4%
Dist. Admin/Sppt10.0<3%6%
School Admins16.0<5%6%
School Admin/Sppt3.5<1%2%
Other Support155.5>51%45%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Nicholas County Schools Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $3,163
 Issued During Fiscal Year   
 Retired During Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $3,107
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$2,000 $186
 Bond Fund  $1,078
 Other Funds$3,906,000<$949$1,156
Total Revenues$44,728,000>$10,872$10,358
Total Expenses$44,817,000>$10,893$10,605

Nicholas County Schools Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$9,757,000$11,682,109
Special Education Programs$2,284,000$2,637,345
Vocational Education Programs$789,000$791,691
Other Education Programs$30,000$88,133
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$14,984,000$7,905,000$17,923,600$9,004,000
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$864,000$425,000$1,050,545$488,800
 General Administration$653,000$315,000$557,255$326,600
 School Administration$1,251,000$616,000$1,744,309$860,345
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,277,000$805,000$1,652,509$955,945
 Student Transportation$1,674,000$1,182,000$1,676,091$1,065,255
 Business / Central / Other$432,000$216,000$422,185$260,315
Food Services$773,000$524,000$993,673$617,145

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Nicholas County Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$2,192,000>$532$363
  General Administration$1,326,000>$322$295
  School Administration$1,875,000<$455$517
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$4,064,000>$987$955
  Student Transportation$3,848,000>$935$785
  Business / Central / Other$713,000>$173$154
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$2,235,000<$543$548
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$671,000>$163$37
 Adult Education$352,000>$85$56
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$831,000>$201$94
 Instructional Equipment  $32
 Other Equipment$390,000<$94$104
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's$8,000<$1$2
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems  $18
Debt Interest  $91

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Nicholas County Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$1,511,000<$367$432
  Children with Disabilities Idea   
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools   
  Title V, Part A$30,000>$7$3
  Vocational and Tech Education   
  Bilingual Education$3,999,000>$972$628
  Child Nutrition Act$1,578,000>$383$245
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid   
  Indian Education   
  Other  $93
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$16,509,000>$4,012$3,620
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs$233,000>$56$32
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$96,000>$23$10
 Bilingual Education Programs  $0
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$55,000<$13$19
 School Lunch Programs$25,000<$6$6
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $510
 Transportation Programs$282,000<$68$74
 Other Programs$6,718,000>$1,632$1,560
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$3,664,000>$890$859
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$7,483,000<$1,818$2,395
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$54,000>$13$8
 From Other School Systems  $80
 From Cities and Counties$118,000<$28$69
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$11,000<$2$11
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $1
 School Lunch$318,000<$77$83
 Textbook Sales and Rentals  $1
 District Activity Receipts$57,000>$13$11
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $51
 Interest Earnings$360,000>$87$83

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