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Salem school information

Index Salem Oregon National
Average Test Scores42%46%48%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools621,09779,221
Total private schools2836124,874
Total post-secondary schools7897,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Salem are 13% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 62 public schools in Salem
  • 82.2% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade
  • 80.7% of people in Salem have completed high school
  • 27.0% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Salem

      Index Salem Oregon National
      Completed 8th grade82.2%86.3%84.3%
      Completed high school80.7%85.4%83.0%
      Completed some college62.1%66.1%59.4%
      Completed associate degree34.8%39.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors27.0%31.4%30.3%
      Completed masters10.5%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.2%3.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.3%1.5%1.3%

      Salem, OR School Districts

      • Salem-Keizer School District 24J

      There are a total of 62 public schools, 28 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools in Salem. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Salem, OR schools is 42%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Salem, OR, an average of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Sublimity, OR2,79466%36.5%
      Silverton, OR10,42662%29.2%
      Turner, OR2,03454%12.2%
      Mount Angel, OR3,57551%5.2%
      Stayton, OR8,19948%= 100
      Salem, OR171,80642%12.9%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Pembroke Pines, FL171,97969%43.9%
      Peoria, AZ172,10954%11.5%
      Garden Grove, CA172,80054%11.8%
      Eugene, OR170,45749%1.3%
      Elk Grove, CA173,37053%11.1%
      Salem, OR171,80642%12.9%
      Source: The Salem, OR education data displayed above is derived from the 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.