Salem High School

77 Willson St

Salem, MA 01970-2829

Tel: (978)740-1123
Grades: 9-12

1,145 students

Salem High School serves 1,145 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Salem High School operates within the Salem School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1145 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,145 students
Salem High School Total Students (1988-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 125 teachers
Salem High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2013)
Students by Grade Salem High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1 14:1
Salem High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2013)
Asian
2%
6%
Salem High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
36%
17%
Salem High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
4%
9%
Salem High School Black (1988-2013)
White
54%
66%
Salem High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Salem High School Two or more races (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Salem High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.58 0.33
Salem High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
51%
32%
Salem High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2013)
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.
5%
5%
Salem High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,892 students has grown by 54% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Salem School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed 6,892 1,400
Salem School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 76% 86%
Salem School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $91 MM $25 MM
Salem School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $92 MM $24 MM
District Revenue / Student $20,522 $17,400
Salem School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $20,618 $16,788
Salem School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Salem Community Charter School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Collins Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nathaniel Bowditch Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SalemNathaniel Bowditch Elementary School
    79 Willson St
    SalemMA 01970
    (978)740-1290
    0.1 mi | 470 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • SalemCollins Middle School
    29 Highland Ave
    SalemMA 01970
    (978)740-1191
    0.6 mi | 628 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SalemSalem Community Charter School
    Charter School
    1 Museum Place Mall
    SalemMA 01970
    (978)825-3470
    Charter School

    0.6 mi | 47 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • SalemWitchcraft Heights Elementary School
    1 Frederick St
    SalemMA 01970
    (978)740-1271
    0.8 mi | 489 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • PeabodyBallard School
    22 Richard St
    PeabodyMA 01960
    (781)231-5021
    0.9 mi | 97 students | Gr. PK                      

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