Salem Church Middle

Public 6-8

 9700 Salem Church Rd.;
       Richmond, VA  23237-3128


 (804) 768-6225

District: Chesterfield County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
284th of 421 Virginia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  902

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.6%
African American:
30.8%
Hispanic:
21.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.1%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Salem Church Middle ranked worse than 67.5% of middle schools in Virginia. It also ranked 9th among 12 ranked middle schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.03. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Salem Church Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.6%), African American (30.8%), Hispanic (21.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 56.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Salem Church Middle is 12.9, which is the lowest among 12 middle schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Salem Church Middle employs 69.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Salem Church Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Salem Church Middle 284th of 421 Virginia public middle schools. (See Salem Church Middle in the ranking list.)

Chesterfield County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Chesterfield County Public Schools 56th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Salem Church Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 45.23 232nd 340 31.8%
2006 46.29 221st 383 42.3%
2007 40.75 267th 387 31.0%
2008 70.68 67th 391 82.9%
2009 55.62 149th 390 61.8%
2010 59.39 137th 408 66.4%
2011 45.04 245th 413 40.7%
2012 49.13 214th 413 48.2%
2013 36.51 275th 416 33.9%
2014 31.90 305th 416 26.7%
2015 33.62 297th 412 27.9%
2016 29.75 320th 409 21.8%
2017 34.99 292nd 415 29.6%
2018 36.40 287th 413 30.5%
2019 38.03 284th 421 32.5%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Open Quote Principal at this school is dreadful. She has successfully run away over 20 wonderful teachers in her first year and that's not counting the ones that just went ahead and decided to retire! . She allows the students to behave in ways that make it difficult for others to learn. According to the teachers, she micromanages everything and they are just down-trodden and exhausted!
I have done my research and she was also run out of DC Public School, Loudoun County and Richmond City. Why would Chesterfield feel the need to hire someone that has been in so many places in such a short career? There have to be better candidates. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Open Quote Probably the worst school in Chesterfield County! The behavior of the students is despicable and sadly the good kids suffer at the hands of the uncontrollable faction that exist. The teachers get no support from parents or admin and the current principal is a tyrant! She has no experience in CCPS and is striving to make this Richmond City in Chesterfield. Teachers come and go as quickly as they can and many of the ones that are still there are simply trapped and waiting for a way to escape. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Open Quote This is a horrible school. My child has been subjected to continued bullying despite my efforts of reporting to the administration several times and working with the counselors and the resource officer she was attacked by the 2 children who have continually bullied her. Along with the bullies, the school suspended my daughter as well even though she had tried to walk away from them and stated that if she had laid down in the fetal position or stood in the corner with her face covered while the other 2 children beat her up until help came she wouldn't have been in trouble too. REALLY? Their answer to bullying is to stand there and take it, don't defend yourself when you're being beat up. I've watched my daughters grades fall from honor roll student to C/D student because of this bullying and there again despite my efforts, the only response I get is that my child needs tutoring, not that they need to do anything regarding the bullying.
TERRIBLE SCHOOL!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Open Quote The Honors Institute program at Salem Middle allows students to learn in depth and be actively engaged. I especially like that they leave middle school with 5 high school credits. It has made a hugh difference for my child. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Salem Church Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1240 1235
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1304 1299
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1360 1360
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1400 1395
1993 940 153 22 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1126
1994 904 159 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1080
1995 958 181 18 17 1 n/a n/a 0 1175
1996 958 181 18 17 1 n/a n/a 0 1175
1997 966 171 17 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1166
1998 925 181 9 12 1 n/a n/a 0 1128
1999 887 192 10 16 1 n/a n/a 0 1106
2000 870 198 10 20 5 n/a n/a 0 1099
2001 802 226 14 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1074
2002 835 279 29 46 5 n/a n/a 0 1194
2003 835 279 29 46 5 n/a n/a 0 1194
2004 835 289 26 47 7 n/a n/a 3 1207
2005 762 283 15 60 7 n/a n/a 2 1129
2006 588 257 13 63 3 n/a n/a 4 928
2007 568 251 17 105 1 n/a n/a 4 946
2008 533 252 15 107 3 n/a n/a 2 912
2009 472 261 12 124 3 n/a n/a 15 887
2010 448 252 11 126 4 n/a n/a 5 846
2011 441 243 16 131 0 1 25 0 857
2012 409 238 20 130 0 1 29 0 827
2013 397 250 19 128 0 1 29 0 824
2014 397 252 17 152 0 1 32 0 851
2015 374 277 21 177 0 2 40 0 891
2016 387 273 22 190 1 1 37 0 911
2017 382 286 19 198 1 0 36 0 922
2018 375 278 14 197 2 2 34 0 902

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 Church Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1235 75.2 16.4 n/a
1990 1299 76.8 16.9 n/a
1991 1360 82.4 16.5 n/a
1992 1395 83.9 16.6 n/a
1993 1126 69.2 16.3 n/a
1994 1080 43.7 n/a n/a
1995 1175 n/a 0.0 10.0
1996 1175 n/a 0.0 10.0
1997 1166 n/a 0.0 10.3
1998 1128 n/a 0.0 10.5
1999 1106 84.0 13.2 16.5
2000 1099 n/a 0.0 15.3
2001 1074 86.2 12.5 21.3
2002 1194 96.2 12.4 23.8
2003 1194 96.2 12.4 23.8
2004 1207 91.2 13.2 25.7
2005 1129 89.2 12.7 27.2
2006 928 70.0 13.3 30.2
2007 946 76.3 12.4 31.4
2008 912 50.1 18.2 32.1
2009 887 51.2 17.3 34.5
2010 846 45.8 18.4 40.7
2011 857 45.4 18.8 44.2
2012 827 57.0 14.5 46.6
2013 824 57.5 14.3 45.9
2014 851 59.1 14.3 48.9
2015 891 62.0 14.3 49.3
2016 911 67.0 13.5 48.5
2017 922 68.8 13.3 50.3
2018 902 69.8 12.9 56.1

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 Church Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1235 75.2 16.4 n/a
1990 1299 76.8 16.9 n/a
1991 1360 82.4 16.5 n/a
1992 1395 83.9 16.6 n/a
1993 1126 69.2 16.3 n/a
1994 1080 43.7 n/a n/a
1995 1175 n/a 0.0 10.0
1996 1175 n/a 0.0 10.0
1997 1166 n/a 0.0 10.3
1998 1128 n/a 0.0 10.5
1999 1106 84.0 13.2 16.5
2000 1099 n/a 0.0 15.3
2001 1074 86.2 12.5 21.3
2002 1194 96.2 12.4 23.8
2003 1194 96.2 12.4 23.8
2004 1207 91.2 13.2 25.7
2005 1129 89.2 12.7 27.2
2006 928 70.0 13.3 30.2
2007 946 76.3 12.4 31.4
2008 912 50.1 18.2 32.1
2009 887 51.2 17.3 34.5
2010 846 45.8 18.4 40.7
2011 857 45.4 18.8 44.2
2012 827 57.0 14.5 46.6
2013 824 57.5 14.3 45.9
2014 851 59.1 14.3 48.9
2015 891 62.0 14.3 49.3
2016 911 67.0 13.5 48.5
2017 922 68.8 13.3 50.3
2018 902 69.8 12.9 56.1

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 Virginia Department of Education.

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