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535 West Cumberland Road
Bluefield, WV 24701-4654
p. 304-325-9116

Bluefield High School
in Bluefield, WV

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

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District & State Agencies

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

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered9th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs47.0
Surrounding communityTown, Distant Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Bluefield, WV 24701-4654
Total Population21,202 (12,289 urban / 8,913 rural)
Households9,173 (2.29 people per house)
Median Household Income$26,882
Families5,963 (2.85 people per family)
Pop. — African American2,728
Pop. — Asian108
Pop. — Pacific Islander2
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native121
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)18,406
Pop. — Other66

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 292 45%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 52 8%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 344 52%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     15%
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<71%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 525 93.46%
GED Recipients     6.67%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Bluefield High School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic145>22%5%
Asian / Pacific Islander2N/AN/A
American Indian / Alaskan Native1N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic505<76%93%
9th Grade 42 1 1 175 219
10th Grade 46 1 137 184
11th Grade 27 1 87 115
12th Grade 30 2 106 138
Total 145 3 2 1 505 656

Mercer County Schools – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Bluefield High School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides90.5<15%19%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors15.0>3%1%
Library / Media Specialist20.5>4%2%
Library / Media SupportN/A0%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)10.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)12.0<2%2%
Guidance Staff Total22.0>4%4%
District Admins10.0<2%4%
Dist. Admin/Sppt43.5>7%6%
School Admins34.0<6%6%
School Admin/Sppt13.0<2%2%
Other Support285.4>49%45%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Mercer 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  $186
 Bond Fund  $1,078
 Other Funds$18,175,000>$1,916$1,156
Total Revenues$88,113,000<$9,290$10,358
Total Expenses$91,843,000<$9,683$10,605

Mercer 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$20,771,000$11,682,109
Special Education Programs$4,988,000$2,637,345
Vocational Education Programs$634,000$791,691
Other Education Programs$120,000$88,133
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$31,014,000$16,200,000$17,923,600$9,004,000
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$2,477,000$1,129,000$1,050,545$488,800
 General Administration$365,000$222,000$557,255$326,600
 School Administration$3,408,000$1,725,000$1,744,309$860,345
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,275,000$1,985,000$1,652,509$955,945
 Student Transportation$2,653,000$1,774,000$1,676,091$1,065,255
 Business / Central / Other$766,000$455,000$422,185$260,315
Food Services$2,059,000$1,299,000$993,673$617,145

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Mercer County Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$3,996,000>$421$363
  General Administration$724,000<$76$295
  School Administration$5,146,000>$542$517
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$9,835,000>$1,037$955
  Student Transportation$5,574,000<$587$785
  Business / Central / Other$1,412,000<$148$154
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$5,689,000>$599$548
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$212,000<$22$37
 Adult Education$1,154,000>$121$56
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$60,000<$6$94
 Instructional Equipment$68,000<$7$32
 Other Equipment$745,000<$78$104
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's  $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 Mercer County Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$4,294,000>$452$432
  Children with Disabilities Idea   
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools   
  Title V, Part A$24,000<$2$3
  Vocational and Tech Education   
  Bilingual Education$5,270,000<$555$628
  Child Nutrition Act$2,412,000>$254$245
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid   
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$36,012,000>$3,797$3,620
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs$161,000<$16$32
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$207,000>$21$10
 Bilingual Education Programs  $0
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$123,000<$12$19
 School Lunch Programs$59,000<$6$6
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $510
 Transportation Programs$423,000<$44$74
 Other Programs$12,947,000<$1,365$1,560
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$7,655,000<$807$859
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$16,039,000<$1,691$2,395
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$21,000<$2$8
 From Other School Systems  $80
 From Cities and Counties  $69
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$106,000>$11$11
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $1
 School Lunch$579,000<$61$83
 Textbook Sales and Rentals$5,000 $1
 District Activity Receipts$105,000>$11$11
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $51
 Interest Earnings$798,000>$84$83

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