Salem City Public Schools


The Salem City Public Schools district in Virginia consists of 6 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The district serves a diverse student population with varying socioeconomic backgrounds and academic performance levels.

Among the standout schools in the district, South Salem Elementary ranks 107 out of 1,114 Virginia elementary schools and has a 5-star rating, boasting the highest proficiency rates in math, science, and reading among the elementary schools. The Salem High school also stands out, ranking 89 out of 326 Virginia high schools and earning a 4-star rating with strong test scores that outperform the district and state averages. Additionally, Andrew Lewis Middle has particularly high proficiency rates in Algebra I, Geometry, and Civics/Economics.

The district's elementary schools exhibit stark differences in performance, with G.W. Carver Elementary and East Salem Elementary lagging behind the higher-performing West Salem Elementary and South Salem Elementary. This trend suggests a correlation between socioeconomic status, as measured by free/reduced lunch rates, and academic performance across the district.

District Detail

 510 South College Ave
Salem, VA 24153-5054

 (540) 389-0130

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 131 Virginia districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,750

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 8 schools.

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

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