Salem school information

IndexSalemMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores52%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools91,16779,221
Total private schools550824,874
Total post-secondary schools11937,963
The Salem, MA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Salem public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 19% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 5% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salem public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.8% have completed high school, 38.9% 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 5% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Salem.
  • 87.9% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.8% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 38.9% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade87.9%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school86.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.4%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.5%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.9%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters14.1%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%2.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Boxford, MA2,47288%78%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Melrose, MA27,78783%69%
Salem, MA42,80452%5%

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Moline, IL42,80524%52%
Bell Gardens, CA42,80521%57%
Hicksville, NY42,85659%19%
San Bruno, CA42,73645%9%
Belleville, IL42,72929%42%
Salem, MA42,80452%5%
Source: The Salem, MA 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.