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West Salem High School
  • Public
  • SALEM, OR

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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West Salem High School is a highly rated, public school located in SALEM, OR. It has 1,732 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

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West Salem High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
353 responses
Average ACT
26
59 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$58,726
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,034
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$266,200
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 40 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
  • Football games
    25%
  • The school musical every year.
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Orchestra, Band, and Choir concerts.
    11%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Clubs
    7%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,732
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 49 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 49 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,087
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 54 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 54 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,012 / year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 65 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 65 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 65 responses

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