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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
South Salem Elementary School is an above average, public school located in Salem, VA. It has 400 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
1600 Carolyn Rd
Salem, VA 24153
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,990
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$874
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,000
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
400
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
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The school community at South Salem is incredible! Clean, newer school with access to technology. The teachers, administration, and staff all care about the students. It is big enough to provide opportunities and diversity, but not so big that students get lost in the cracks.
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South Salem has provided a phenomenal education and experience for our children. Our school is beautiful and well-maintained. Our teachers are top-notch and care deeply for their students. Our administration is very supportive and involved. I would not hesitate to recommend our school to other families!
The teachers, staff, and administrators st South are beyond measure. They are responsive and helpful. I really feel my child is valued and cared for, while also receiving an excellent educational experience.