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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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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

Salem City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1150
174 responses
Average ACT
26
49 responses

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%
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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 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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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.
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.