Salem Middle School

Public 6-8

 5333 Salem Rd
       Lithonia, GA  30038


 (678) 676-9402

District: Dekalb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
495th of 543 Georgia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  982

Racial breakdown:
African American:
94.8%
Hispanic:
2.7%
Two or more races:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Salem Middle School ranked worse than 91.2% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranked 16th among 21 ranked middle schools in the Dekalb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.99. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (94.8%), Hispanic (2.7%), two or more races (1.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 76.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Salem Middle School is 15. 10 middle schools in the Dekalb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Salem Middle School employs 65.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Salem Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Salem Middle School 495th of 543 Georgia public middle schools. (See Salem Middle School in the ranking list.)

Dekalb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Dekalb County 126th of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Salem Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 30.09 350th 420 16.7%
2007 25.37 383rd 445 13.9%
2008 26.49 388th 462 16.0%
2009 28.50 396th 466 15.0%
2010 17.75 443rd 494 10.3%
2011 16.01 461st 504 8.5%
2012 15.12 461st 508 9.3%
2013 9.91 494th 527 6.3%
2014 12.00 483rd 521 7.3%
2015 11.73 483rd 537 10.1%
2016 12.31 492nd 545 9.7%
2017 14.56 481st 539 10.8%
2018 12.99 495th 543 8.8%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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by a student
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Open Quote this is the best school ever Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Open Quote This school is awful. The teachers have no control over the students. The teachers seem as they have an I don't care attitude in which rubs off on the students. The teachers don't work with the parents or return phone calls. It is the most disorganized and awful school I have ever encountered. I would not recommend you move anywhere near this district. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Salem Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 985 980
1994 128 977 11 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1127
1995 70 1022 6 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1107
1996 70 1022 6 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1107
1997 43 939 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 988
1998 30 1233 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1271
1999 28 1453 3 8 1 n/a n/a 0 1493
2000 23 1587 3 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1623
2001 20 1746 3 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1785
2002 18 1620 2 18 2 n/a n/a 0 1660
2003 18 1620 2 18 2 n/a n/a 0 1660
2004 9 1397 3 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1419
2005 4 1444 2 7 0 n/a n/a 19 1476
2006 4 1241 4 5 2 n/a n/a 23 1279
2007 2 1170 3 7 2 n/a n/a 25 1209
2008 1 1095 1 4 3 n/a n/a 22 1126
2009 1 1086 0 3 3 n/a n/a 21 1114
2010 1 981 4 46 12 2 40 0 1086
2011 4 1084 3 27 8 2 20 0 1148
2012 2 1088 5 15 5 2 12 0 1129
2013 6 1135 0 23 1 0 5 0 1170
2014 7 1113 0 17 1 0 8 0 1146
2015 4 1052 1 24 0 0 14 0 1095
2016 5 1010 2 28 0 0 12 0 1057
2017 4 931 4 27 1 1 14 0 982

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Salem Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 980 52.0 18.8 25.5
1994 1127 68.4 16.5 28.7
1995 1107 65.0 17.0 34.5
1996 1107 65.0 17.0 34.5
1997 988 55.6 17.8 54.4
1998 1271 71.7 17.7 67.3
1999 1493 81.9 18.2 60.8
2000 1623 91.2 17.8 65.2
2001 1785 94.4 18.9 58.4
2002 1660 110.0 15.1 69.4
2003 1660 110.0 15.1 69.4
2004 1419 82.3 17.2 57.3
2005 1476 85.5 17.3 64.4
2006 1279 80.5 15.9 67.7
2007 1209 76.5 15.8 74.4
2008 1126 73.8 15.3 73.9
2009 1114 72.0 15.5 74.6
2010 1086 70.0 15.5 76.1
2011 1148 69.5 16.5 76.4
2012 1129 73.5 15.3 79.7
2013 1170 63.5 18.4 78.4
2014 1146 66.0 17.3 84.0
2015 1095 68.0 16.1 84.4
2016 1057 67.0 15.7 83.5
2017 982 65.3 15.0 76.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Salem Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 980 52.0 18.8 25.5
1994 1127 68.4 16.5 28.7
1995 1107 65.0 17.0 34.5
1996 1107 65.0 17.0 34.5
1997 988 55.6 17.8 54.4
1998 1271 71.7 17.7 67.3
1999 1493 81.9 18.2 60.8
2000 1623 91.2 17.8 65.2
2001 1785 94.4 18.9 58.4
2002 1660 110.0 15.1 69.4
2003 1660 110.0 15.1 69.4
2004 1419 82.3 17.2 57.3
2005 1476 85.5 17.3 64.4
2006 1279 80.5 15.9 67.7
2007 1209 76.5 15.8 74.4
2008 1126 73.8 15.3 73.9
2009 1114 72.0 15.5 74.6
2010 1086 70.0 15.5 76.1
2011 1148 69.5 16.5 76.4
2012 1129 73.5 15.3 79.7
2013 1170 63.5 18.4 78.4
2014 1146 66.0 17.3 84.0
2015 1095 68.0 16.1 84.4
2016 1057 67.0 15.7 83.5
2017 982 65.3 15.0 76.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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