Bluefield school information

IndexBluefieldWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores34%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools850979,221
Total private schools111524,874
Total post-secondary schools1787,963
The Bluefield, WV educational system consists of 8 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Bluefield public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 13% lower than than the West Virginia average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bluefield public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.1% have completed high school, 26.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bluefield are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Bluefield.
  • 83.2% of people in Bluefield have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.1% of people in Bluefield have completed high school.
  • 26.8% of people in Bluefield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bluefield

IndexBluefieldWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade83.2%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school82.1%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college51.6%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.9%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.8%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%0.8%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Bluefield (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bluefield, VA5,25484%70%
Springville, VA1,40182%67%
Bland, VA45876%53%
Athens, WV1,07055%11%
Matoaka, WV17247%4%
Bluefield, WV10,36634%30%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Madera Acres, CA10,36631%38%
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Sandy, OR10,36951%4%
Minneola, FL10,37159%19%
Santaquin, UT10,37234%32%
Bluefield, WV10,36634%30%
Source: The Bluefield, WV education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.