Salem school information

IndexSalemNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores57%44%49%
Student/Teacher ration/a15:116:1
Total public schoolsn/a1,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Salem, NC educational system consists of n/a public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Salem public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 30% higher than than the North Carolina average and 15% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salem public schools is n/a, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.3% have completed high school, 12.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 15% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Salem.
  • 76.5% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.3% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 12.9% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school74.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college45.9%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.4%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.9%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.5%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

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

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Salem, NC2,17357%15%

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Source: The Salem, NC 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.