Salem school information

IndexSalemVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores85%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools121,59679,221
Total private schools255324,874
Total post-secondary schools21997,963
The Salem, VA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Salem public schools have average test scores of 85% which is 10% higher than than the Virginia average and 74% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salem public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.2% have completed high school, 26.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 74% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Salem.
  • 86.1% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.2% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 26.9% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade86.1%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.2%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college59.3%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.1%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.9%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters10.2%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cloverdale, VA3,37191%84%
Daleville, VA3,18091%84%
Cave Spring, VA25,71990%83%
Blue Ridge, VA2,97990%82%
Glenvar, VA1,06290%82%
Salem, VA25,29085%74%

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Salem, VA25,29085%74%
Source: The Salem, VA 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.