616 South College Ave
Salem, VA 24153
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Andrew Lewis Middle School serves 927 students in grades 6-8.
Andrew Lewis Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Andrew Lewis Middle School's student population of 927 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
927 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Andrew Lewis Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Andrew Lewis Middle School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1031 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
6%
18%
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Black
17%
22%
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White
69%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Andrew Lewis Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   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.
- Posted by Parent - Angel
2   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.
- Posted by Parent - asian
2   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.
- Posted by Parent - Leigh

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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