Salem school information

Average Test Scores52%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools91,16779,235
Total private schools550824,875
Total post-secondary schools11937,965

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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 5% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Salem.
  • 88.9% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.7% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 38.1% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

Completed 8th grade88.9%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school87.7%86.6%82.4%
Completed some college66.0%64.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree45.9%47.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors38.1%40.0%29.3%
Completed masters14.4%17.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.8%5.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.8%2.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Salem (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynnfield, MA12,05889%80%
Belmont, MA25,17388%79%
Boxford, MA2,22888%78%
Winchester, MA21,86388%78%
Melrose, MA27,50983%69%
Salem, MA42,32152%5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cleveland, TN42,33153%9%
Burlington, VT42,34249%1%
North Lauderdale, FL42,35442%15%
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,28270%42%
Dublin, OH42,37892%86%
Salem, MA42,32152%5%
Source: The Salem, MA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.