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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Salem City School District is a public school district located in Salem, OH. It has 2,084 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Salem City School District Rankings

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  • Middle
  • High

Elementary Schools in Salem City School District

Middle Schools in Salem City School District

High Schools in Salem City School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
99 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,084
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,128
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,948/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$38,426
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$659
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,800
National
$184,700

Salem City School District Reviews

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Having been a student at Salem High School for three years, I've seen quite a lot of what the school has to offer. As far as basic education goes, the school does adequately. Generally classes serve students to decently prepare them for courses they'll take in college. As for teachers, every teacher I've had has been kind, understanding, and helpful. In terms of STEM classes, Salem provides those in droves, with those teachers being among the best. Salem also has great courses for those interested in art or music, be it instrumental or vocal.
Extracurricular activities are common place among Salem students. There are plenty of clubs to choose from, with most doing two big activities a year and hosting a fundraiser. Our sports programs, while plentiful, tend to be underwhelming.
The building itself holds quality resources, is incredibly safe, and provides decent meals. The facilities aren't ground breaking, but they don't need to be. The administration performs their jobs excellently.
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Salem schools are terrible at preparing students for college. The courses are mind-numbingly simple and there is no need to ever study. Most of the students are white conservatives, which makes being a minority in the school district quite difficult. The teachers are generally good, however they just don't prepare students for college efficiently.
As a senior at Salem I have a 3.2 gpa. I some fall courses at Kent state and was shocked how hard it was, I was absolutely unprepared for college, I never had to study in HS. Now I am struggling and got a tutor to teach me just how to study, this semi stet is better. Other than that Salem high is friendly, they do not put up with bullying, the teachers as a whole are caring. Sports I loved, I was getting a full ride with Volleyball then the first day of practice this year I tore my ACL and meniscus ending my career. But their sports program is great at Salem.