Andrew Lewis Middle School

  • Andrew Lewis Middle School serves 909 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 49%.
  • Andrew Lewis Middle School operates within the Salem City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 909 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 909 students
Andrew Lewis Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Andrew Lewis Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Andrew Lewis Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Andrew Lewis Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.36 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 15:1 16:1
Andrew Lewis Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
3%
14%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Black Students (2003-2015)
Black
10%
23%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
79%
51%
Andrew Lewis Middle School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Andrew Lewis Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
5%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Andrew Lewis Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups 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.
0.36 0.42
Andrew Lewis Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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%
34%
Andrew Lewis Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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 (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Salem City School District's student population of 3,865 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,406 is higher than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,369 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has grown by 17% over four years.
School District Name Salem City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
4
Number of Students Managed 3,865 3,627
Salem City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $41 MM
Salem City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $48 MM $40 MM
Salem City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,406 $11,380
Salem City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,369 $11,077
Salem City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 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.
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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.
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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.
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