A
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Salem City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Salem, VA. It has 3,865 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
510 South College Ave
Salem, VA 24153
Telephone
(540) 389-0130
Website

Salem City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1130
145 responses
Average ACT
25
41 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,865
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,522
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,273,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,369/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Salem City Schools Reviews

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I believe that Salem City Schools has a good education systems and would like to see there students thrive. The teachers are great and explain things well. Going to Salem , you're defintely guaranteed to receive a good education. Although, I would like to see Salem recongize minority groups more. Salem focuses on children with money and doesn't include minority groups in most activities. The band is terrible with minorities as well. The white children get shoes that match their skin complexion which is fine, but the black children get pure black shoes. What's up with that?
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I went there for three years, Sophomore year to Senior year. The majority of teachers I had were pretty bad. There was a math teacher who cried during class. A Spanish teacher with questionable morals and who only cared about athletes. My English teachers and one Marketing teacher were the only ones I really liked and learned from. Although there was a lot of clubs to join, which was respectable. Only a small emphasis on the clubs' successes. Football was really the only celebrated sport, like any true Southern high school. Basketball was a close second, though.
Great leadership exists within the entire City of Salem Public School system.
There is also a strong community involvement from the citizens of the City of Salem for the schools, faculty, administration and central office.