Salem school information

IndexSalemSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores45%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools334079,221
Total private schools17624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Salem, SD educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Salem public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 4% higher than than the South Dakota average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salem public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.9% have completed high school, 21.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Salem are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Salem.
  • 87.8% of people in Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.9% of people in Salem have completed high school.
  • 21.3% of people in Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salem

IndexSalemSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade87.8%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school84.9%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college51.8%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.3%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.3%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Montrose, SD46452%6%
Canistota, SD68248%3%
Bridgewater, SD44537%25%
Emery, SD51235%29%
Salem, SD1,36745%9%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Buchanan, GA1,36728%43%
Paul, ID1,36739%22%
Berry, AL1,36740%20%
Waelder, TX1,36648%3%
Waukomis, OK1,36871%45%
Salem, SD1,36745%9%
Source: The Salem, SD 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.