Average Teacher Salary in Mercer County Schools

The average teacher salary in Mercer County Schools is $40,872.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $29,150 $17,470 $20,220 $28,520 $35,670 $44,530
Kindergarten $45,760 $30,420 $38,640 $46,420 $53,530 $59,750
Elementary $45,040 $32,890 $38,610 $45,470 $51,480 $57,720
Middle school $41,320 $30,000 $34,320 $41,110 $48,400 $53,280
High school $43,090 $31,540 $36,110 $42,980 $50,430 $55,150

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,238
  • Full time teachers: 667
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 91
  • Instructional Coordinators: 16
  • Elementary Teachers: 303
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 38
  • Pre-K Teachers: 12
  • High School Teachers: 314
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 9,538

Financial Statistics for Mercer County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $18,107,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $57,587,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $12,419,000
  • Total revenue: $88,113,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $52,795,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $48,790,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $26,025,000
  • Expenditures per student: $1,366,000
  • Total expenditures: $91,843,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $20,771,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $4,988,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $634,000

Information on Schools within Mercer County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Mercer County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Athens School
Route 20 State St
Athens, WV 24712
304-384-9229
  • Total: 544
  • Pre-k: 38
  • Kindergarten: 36
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 48
  • 6th grade: 84
  • 7th grade: 85
  • 8th grade: 78
18 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Bluefield Intermediate
1301 Southview Dr
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-327-8339
  • Total: 326
  • 3rd grade: 129
  • 4th grade: 89
  • 5th grade: 108
13 to 1 26 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Bluewell Elementary School
Route 4 Box 480
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-589-5057
  • Total: 235
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 27
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 32
  • 4th grade: 35
  • 5th grade: 42
12 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Brushfork Elementary School
Route 4 Box 93
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-325-7066
  • Total: 203
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 29
  • 2nd grade: 42
  • 3rd grade: 33
  • 4th grade: 27
  • 5th grade: 39
11 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Ceres Elementary School
Route 2 Box 189
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-325-6786
  • Total: 198
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 24
  • 5th grade: 29
14 to 1 14 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Glenwood School
1734 Glenwood Park
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-2445
  • Total: 716
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 86
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 85
  • 5th grade: 91
  • 6th grade: 73
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 77
15 to 1 50 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Lashmeet/matoaka School
Route 10
Matoaka, WV 24736
304-467-8282
  • Total: 423
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 43
  • 2nd grade: 36
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 47
  • 6th grade: 51
  • 7th grade: 39
  • 8th grade: 52
13 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Melrose Elementary School
Athens St
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-3757
  • Total: 197
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 42
  • 2nd grade: 28
  • 3rd grade: 33
  • 4th grade: 27
  • 5th grade: 32
14 to 1 14 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Memorial Primary
319 Memorial Ave
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-327-8106
  • Total: 191
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 53
17 to 1 11 Kindergarten 2nd Grade
Mercer County Early Learning Center
821 Brdway St
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-4251
  • Total: 350
  • Pre-k: 350
28 to 1 13 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Mercer Elementary School
1200 Mercer St
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-3160
  • Total: 316
  • 3rd grade: 116
  • 4th grade: 94
  • 5th grade: 106
14 to 1 23 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Montcalm Elementary School
Route 2 Box 35
Rock, WV 24747
304-589-7095
  • Total: 363
  • Pre-k: 36
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 53
  • 3rd grade: 46
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 54
15 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Oakvale School
Old Route 460
Oakvale, WV 24739
304-898-3731
  • Total: 230
  • Pre-k: 16
  • Kindergarten: 22
  • 1st grade: 15
  • 2nd grade: 27
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 33
  • 5th grade: 17
  • 6th grade: 25
  • 7th grade: 29
  • 8th grade: 27
12 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Princeton Primary
219b Old Bluefield Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
304-487-3904
  • Total: 568
  • Kindergarten: 191
  • 1st grade: 210
  • 2nd grade: 167
15 to 1 38 Kindergarten 2nd Grade
Spanishburg School
8544 Beckley Rd
Spanishburg, WV 25922
304-425-5854
  • Total: 306
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 26
  • 2nd grade: 28
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 33
  • 6th grade: 27
  • 7th grade: 31
  • 8th grade: 30
15 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Straley Elementary School
810 Straley Ave
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-3173
  • Total: 189
  • 3rd grade: 57
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 71
13 to 1 15 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Sun Valley Elementary School
Route 20
Lenore, WV 25676
304-384-7441
  • Total: 115
  • Kindergarten: 17
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 10
  • 3rd grade: 26
  • 4th grade: 21
  • 5th grade: 16
18 to 1 7 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Whitethorn Elementary School
1919 Maryland Ave
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-327-6217
  • Total: 191
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 53
15 to 1 13 Kindergarten 2nd Grade

Middle Schools within the Mercer County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Athens School
Route 20 State St
Athens, WV 24712
304-384-9229
  • Total: 544
  • Pre-k: 38
  • Kindergarten: 36
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 48
  • 6th grade: 84
  • 7th grade: 85
  • 8th grade: 78
18 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Bluefield Middle School
2002 Stadium Dr
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-325-2481
  • Total: 558
  • 6th grade: 187
  • 7th grade: 184
  • 8th grade: 187
13 to 1 43 6th Grade 8th Grade
Glenwood School
1734 Glenwood Park
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-2445
  • Total: 716
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 86
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 85
  • 5th grade: 91
  • 6th grade: 73
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 77
15 to 1 50 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Lashmeet/matoaka School
Route 10
Matoaka, WV 24736
304-467-8282
  • Total: 423
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 43
  • 2nd grade: 36
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 47
  • 6th grade: 51
  • 7th grade: 39
  • 8th grade: 52
13 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Montcalm High School
710 Simmons River Rd
Montcalm, WV 24737
304-589-3719
  • Total: 374
  • 7th grade: 66
  • 8th grade: 61
  • 9th grade: 75
  • 10th grade: 60
  • 11th grade: 54
  • 12th grade: 58
15 to 1 26 7th Grade 12th Grade
Oakvale School
Old Route 460
Oakvale, WV 24739
304-898-3731
  • Total: 230
  • Pre-k: 16
  • Kindergarten: 22
  • 1st grade: 15
  • 2nd grade: 27
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 33
  • 5th grade: 17
  • 6th grade: 25
  • 7th grade: 29
  • 8th grade: 27
12 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Princeton Middle School
300 North Johnston St
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-7517
  • Total: 643
  • 6th grade: 216
  • 7th grade: 209
  • 8th grade: 218
15 to 1 43 6th Grade 8th Grade
Spanishburg School
8544 Beckley Rd
Spanishburg, WV 25922
304-425-5854
  • Total: 306
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 26
  • 2nd grade: 28
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 33
  • 6th grade: 27
  • 7th grade: 31
  • 8th grade: 30
15 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

High Schools within the Mercer County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bluefield High School
535 West Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-325-9116
  • Total: 646
  • 9th grade: 215
  • 10th grade: 166
  • 11th grade: 146
  • 12th grade: 119
14 to 1 48 9th Grade 12th Grade
Mercer County Early Learning Center
821 Brdway St
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-4251
  • Total: 350
  • Pre-k: 350
28 to 1 13 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Montcalm High School
710 Simmons River Rd
Montcalm, WV 24737
304-589-3719
  • Total: 374
  • 7th grade: 66
  • 8th grade: 61
  • 9th grade: 75
  • 10th grade: 60
  • 11th grade: 54
  • 12th grade: 58
15 to 1 26 7th Grade 12th Grade
Pikeview High School
3566 Eads Mill Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
304-384-7586
  • Total: 654
  • 9th grade: 198
  • 10th grade: 193
  • 11th grade: 117
  • 12th grade: 146
16 to 1 40 9th Grade 12th Grade
Princeton Senior High School
1321 Stafford Dr
Princeton, WV 24740
304-425-8101
  • Total: 1,002
  • 9th grade: 293
  • 10th grade: 267
  • 11th grade: 213
  • 12th grade: 229
16 to 1 63 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $15,564
  • Median family income: $33,524
  • Median male income: $22,686
  • Median female income: $13,853
  • Median income of a renter: $16,013
  • Median income of a home owner: $30,946
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    6,395 4,510 3,825 2,445 855