Salem school information

IndexSalemSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores79%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools334079,235
Total private schools17624,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,965

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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 16% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Salem.
  • 91.1% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.3% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 19.3% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Goldenview Colony School - 04Po Box 310Grades: PK - 08Students: 11 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Mccook Central Elementary - 02Po Box 310Grades: PK - 04Students: 149 · Ratio: 11:179
  • Mccook Central High School - 01Po Box 310Grades: 09 - 12Students: 123 · Ratio: 13:176
  • Mccook Central Middle School - 03Po Box 310Grades: 05 - 08Students: 98 · Ratio: 11:183

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade91.1%89.0%83.8%
Completed high school88.3%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college49.3%59.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree30.2%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors19.3%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters4.6%8.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree0.2%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%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.
Bridgewater, SD51797%42%
Canistota, SD52282%21%
Montrose, SD53080%18%
Salem, SD1,37779%16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rosebud, TX1,37785%25%
La Crosse, KS1,37789%31%
Gridley, IL1,37791%34%
Rock Hall, MD1,37787%28%
La Monte, MO1,37650%27%
Salem, SD1,37779%16%
Source: The Salem, SD 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.