Salem school information

IndexSalemVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores88%81%68%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools121,59679,235
Total private schools255324,875
Total post-secondary schools21997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 29% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Salem.
  • 85.8% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.9% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 30.7% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Salem

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  • Andrew Lewis Middle616 South College AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 908 · Ratio: 18:184
  • Burton Ctr. For Arts And Tech.1760 BoulevardGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • East Salem Elem1765 BoulevardGrades: PK - 05Students: 415 · Ratio: 16:188
  • Fort Lewis Elem.3115 West Main StGrades: PK - 05Students: 241 · Ratio: 15:190
  • G.W. Carver Elem6 Fourth StGrades: KG - 05Students: 483 · Ratio: 18:187
  • Glenvar Elem.4507 Malus DrGrades: PK - 05Students: 377 · Ratio: 18:185
  • Glenvar High4549 Malus DrGrades: 09 - 12Students: 622 · Ratio: 22:1n/a
  • Glenvar Middle4555 Malus DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 427 · Ratio: 20:191
  • Mason'S Cove Elem.3370 Bradshaw RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 212 · Ratio: 14:187
  • Salem High400 Spartan DrGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,267 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • South Salem Elem1600 Carolyn RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 451 · Ratio: 18:193
  • West Salem Elem520 N Bruffey StGrades: KG - 05Students: 408 · Ratio: 18:188

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade85.8%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school83.9%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college61.5%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree41.0%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors30.7%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters11.3%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.7%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.6%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.
Boones Mill, VA16692%35%
Fincastle, VA30890%31%
Cloverdale, VA3,17988%30%
Vinton, VA8,12987%27%
Troutville, VA54385%25%
Salem, VA25,12088%29%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Woodstock, IL25,12181%20%
Dedham, MA25,11170%3%
Statesville, NC25,13263%8%
Carrollton, GA25,13888%28%
Temple Terrace, FL25,09842%38%
Salem, VA25,12088%29%
Source: The Salem, VA 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.