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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Salem City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Salem, VA. It has 3,852 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
510 South College Ave
Salem, VA 24153
Telephone
(540) 389-0130

Salem City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1150
200 responses
Average ACT
25
58 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,852
Free or Reduced Lunch
32.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,273,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,272/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%

Salem City Schools Reviews

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The environment is amazing and most teachers truly care about you. It offers International Baccalaureate and AP classes. There is a variety of class choices. Their are also several opportunities to participate in an internship in your preferred area of study your senior year. Their are dozens of creative clubs for everyone to participate in. They have a 6 point grading scale which is more challenging to keep and A but teachers often grade with a curve. People move to Salem just so their child can go to Salem City Schools. It is perfect for every type of learner and person!
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My experience in Salem City Schools has been average. The administration gives ISD (in school detention) if a student doesn't bring in a note in 2 days without exceptions (very bad for a student's record). The teachers are excellent with students and provide help before and after school. The food is better than most schools in the area providing margarine, coffee, and other luxuries. Diversity is low considering Salem being considered a city. Clubs and activities do not get much time to interact and there are too many restrictions for the club to be able to recruit many and be able to interact with the community. The school is very safe. Sports are excellent from a student point of view.
While Salem has a great academic standing in my area, the treatment of students is poor. All teachers appreciate their students as much as physically possible, though the administration neglects students in need of support. Also, athletic and extracurricular programs other than the football team get financially neglected, which makes successes more difficult.