Salem school information

IndexSalemNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores26%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools61,60479,221
Total private schoolsn/a82324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Salem, NJ educational system consists of 6 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Salem public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 40% lower than than the New Jersey average and 47% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salem public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.3% have completed high school, 10.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 47% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Salem.
  • 78.0% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.3% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 10.7% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade78.0%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school75.3%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college30.1%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.1%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.7%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters3.2%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.2%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
North Star, DE7,56783%68%
Pike Creek Valley, DE10,07757%16%
Beckett, NJ4,79256%14%
Swedesboro, NJ2,60655%12%
Middletown, DE20,04554%9%
Salem, NJ4,93126%47%

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Salem, NJ4,93126%47%
Source: The Salem, NJ 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.