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 3,808 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
1140
154 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
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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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.
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I really enjoyed Salem City Schools but I feel like I was not fully prepared for college. I found that some of the classes were very simple and then others were extremely challenging - even more so than most of my other college courses. I feel there were very few teachers that gave me a realistic outlook on what college would look like. My guidance counselor was very helpful in preparing me for college, not just the academic side, but looking at the financial and time management sides. Other teachers pushed me to take classes that I was not required to take and that did not benefit me in the long run. Most of the teachers and staff were very kind and helpful. There are various different activities to participate in for all interests. These activities made it easier to make friends and have fun in a safe environment.
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?