Salem school information

IndexSalemIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores29%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:118:116:1
Total public schools93,93879,221
Total private schools11,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Salem, IL educational system consists of 9 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Salem public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 8% lower than than the Illinois average and 41% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salem public schools is 16:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.1% have completed high school, 15.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 41% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Salem.
  • 84.4% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.1% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 15.6% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade84.4%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school81.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college50.7%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.9%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.6%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters7.0%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.2%1.3%

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

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Salem, IL6,93029%41%

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Source: The Salem, IL 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.