As a community, the Greater Bluefield area continues to encourage educational growth and achievement. The area offers a multitude of traditional and special education programs, and it is nice to know as a community resident that so many educational opportunities are available in one region.
A wide spectrum of both public and private K-12 education opportunities provides families with many choices in the Mercer/Tazewell area. The area school systems incorporate technology with traditional classroom teaching techniques. Many of the schools have video classrooms for distance learning, which provides links to local colleges, universities and other area secondary schools. In addition, there is a long tradition of private education, providing choices that accommodate individual religious beliefs and different preferences for educational methods and approaches.
Mercer County has 17 elementary schools, six junior/high schools and two private schools for K-12 students, while Tazewell County has nine elementary schools, seven junior/high schools and four private schools for K-12 students.