Salem school information

IndexSalemOregonNational
Average Test Scores47%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools621,09779,221
Total private schools2836124,874
Total post-secondary schools7897,963
The Salem, OR educational system consists of 62 public schools, 28 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Salem public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 1% higher than than the Oregon average and 4% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salem public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in Oregon and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.7% have completed high school, 27.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 62 public schools in Salem.
  • 82.2% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.7% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 27.0% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemOregonNational
Completed 8th grade82.2%86.3%84.3%
Completed high school80.7%85.4%83.0%
Completed some college62.1%66.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.8%39.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.0%31.4%30.3%
Completed masters10.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sublimity, OR2,84563%27%
Silverton, OR9,58555%12%
Dallas, OR15,17550%2%
Keizer, OR37,49750%1%
Aumsville, OR3,89949%0%
Salem, OR161,97547%4%

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Eugene, OR161,64951%4%
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Salem, OR161,97547%4%
Source: The Salem, OR education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.