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Salem City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Salem, VA. It has 3,808 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% 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
84%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
157 responses
Average ACT
25
42 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
3,808
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,522
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%

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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The Salem City Schools District is a special area. Our city is divided into four elementary schools, which then filter into one middle school and one high school. There are two specific aspects of the Salem City Schools which made my time there unique. The first is the top notch teacher quality. The teachers not only know their subject inside and out, but are also able to nourish close and meaningful relationships with their students. I can remember nearly every teacher that taught me throughout out my thirteen years in the school system. The second aspect of Salem City Schools that promoted my success is the relationships that were permitted to flourish with my peers. Because you move from middle to high school with the same group of people, you are able to meet a plethora of diverse people and are given the opportunity to become involved in all aspects of student life.
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Salem offers a wide variety of courses. It has a broad range of classes covering anything from business and technology, fine arts, to classes for students interested in pursuing teaching, the medical field, the list goes on and on. Salem, also, has numerous clubs for students to participate. I am currently in the Key Club which does community service projects. Salem does very well with the sports program with some teams winning state championships.
The staff at Salem High truly care about the students and prepare them for their future endeavors.
Getting to college, I was over-prepared. My high school teachers definitely exaggerated about how difficult college would be, so I was pleasantly surprised by an easy transition and my ability to succeed in classes. I have taken some education classes in college, and so many of my peers can point out flaws in their K-12 educations as examples of what not to do, but I could only think of examples that showed what you should do in education. Also, having the opportunity to be involved with a club without having to stay after school was amazing. I had maybe one teacher that I didn't learn as much from, but all of my other teachers were literally amazing.