Andrew Lewis Middle School

Andrew Lewis Middle School serves 931 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Andrew Lewis Middle School operates within the Salem City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 931 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 931 students
Andrew Lewis Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Andrew Lewis Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Andrew Lewis Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Andrew Lewis Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Andrew Lewis Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Asian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
1%
13%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Black Students (2004-2014)
Black
11%
23%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
81%
52%
Andrew Lewis Middle School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
6%
5%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.33 0.42
Andrew Lewis Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
23%
33%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
6%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Salem City School District's student population of 3,839 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,326 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,658 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Salem City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
4
Number of Students Managed 3,839 3,815
Salem City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $45 MM $42 MM
Salem City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $42 MM $42 MM
Salem City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,326 $10,576
Salem City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,658 $10,658
Salem City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Burton Ctr. For Arts And Technical High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hidden Valley Middle School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is G.w. Carver Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SalemG.w. Carver Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 436 students
    0.2 miles
    6 Fourth St
    SalemVA 24153
    (540)387-2492
    0.2KG-5436
  • SalemWest Salem Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 404 students
    1.4 miles
    520 North Bruffey St
    SalemVA 24153
    (540)387-2503
    1.4KG-5404
  • SalemBurton Ctr. For Arts And Technical High SchoolVocational School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12
    1.5 miles
    1760 Blvd
    SalemVA 24153
    (540)857-5000
    1.59-12n/a
  • SalemEast Salem Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 455 students
    1.5 miles
    1765 Blvd
    SalemVA 24153
    (540)375-7001
    1.5PK-5455
  • SalemSalem High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1200 students
    1.5 miles
    400 Spartan Dr
    SalemVA 24153
    (540)387-2437
    1.59-121200

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5.0  6/22/2015
My experience at Andrew Lewis has been nothing but positive. The administration and teachers have been great. Any issues are taken seriously by the staff and everything handled in a professional manner. My two kids have loved attending school there.
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2.0  11/12/2014
Severely lacking in communication with parents/guardians, they rely solely on the usage of social media and voice mail to relay information. Schedules are not sent out, newsletters are not sent out, open house information is not sent out, not even school bus routes or bus numbers are sent out. If you want to know anything about the upcoming/current school year, you need to hunt on line to get the information. Even notification of upcoming teacher/parent conference availability is a recording calling your phone and leaving you a voice mail. If your child is struggling and not doing so well, they will not contact you to notify you at all. They rely solely on you coming to them for them to do anything to help you or your child, and even then they push for you to use social media for their "parent portal" to receive information and communicate with teachers. This school is severely lacking in people skills and actually reaching out to parents/guardians.
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2.0  4/4/2011
My views on this schools special education for 6th graders is not where it should be and Andrew Lewis is not holding up to its reputation in this area. Parents of children with special needs are swept under the rug and the children are not learning or being treated with dignity and respect. Also no correctional action is taken seriously when there are complaints in this department.
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