Salem School District

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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 11 public schools in Salem School District, serving 3,694 students. Salem School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
  • Public schools in Salem School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 57% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
  • The top ranked public schools in Salem School District are Salem High School, Carlton and Saltonstall School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 13:1.

Overview

School District NameSalem School District
School District Websitehttp://salemk12.org
School District Phone Number(978) 740-1212
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MA)
# of Schools11 Schools1,854 Schools
# of Students3,694 Students953,660 Students
# of Teachers357 Teachers73,118 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1

District Comparison

  • Salem School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 403 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#343 out of 403 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Salem  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Salem  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Salem  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Salem  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.630.59
# of American Indian Students2 Students2,100 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students106 Students65,565 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# of Hispanic Students1,420 Students191,095 Students
% Hispanic Students
38%
20%
# of Black Students251 Students86,283 Students
% Black Students
7%
9%
# of White Students1,733 Students573,115 Students
% White Students
47%
60%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a812 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students180 Students34,581 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:9330,418
# of Students in Kindergarten:28765,872
# of Students in 1st Grade:31768,019
# of Students in 2nd Grade:28968,249
# of Students in 3rd Grade:30970,066
# of Students in 4th Grade:33072,164
# of Students in 5th Grade:30972,391
# of Students in 6th Grade:25571,172
# of Students in 7th Grade:27070,843
# of Students in 8th Grade:24771,876
# of Students in 9th Grade:25776,601
# of Students in 10th Grade:23273,016
# of Students in 11th Grade:24771,748
# of Students in 12th Grade:24770,028
# of Ungraded Students:51,197

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $26,570 is higher than the state median of $20,340. The school district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $24,984 is higher than the state median of $18,839. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MA)
Total Revenue$98 MM$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Salem  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$92 MM$26 MM
This chart display total spending of Salem  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$26,570$20,340
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Salem  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$24,984$18,839
This chart display average spending per public school student in Salem  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Salem School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Salem High School Math: 54% | Reading: 84%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    77 Willson Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1123

    Grades: 9-12 | 920 students
  • Carlton Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    10 Skerry Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1280

    Grades: K-5 | 252 students
  • Saltonstall School Math: 43% | Reading: 56%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    211 Lafayette Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1297

    Grades: K-8 | 372 students
  • New Liberty Innovation School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2 East India Square, Suite 200
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 825-3470

    Grades: 9-12 | 45 students
  • Salem Prep High School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2 East India Square, 2nd Floor
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1171

    Grades: 8-12 | 26 students
  • Collins Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 44%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    29 Highland Avenue
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1191

    Grades: 6-8 | 536 students
  • Bates Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    53 Liberty Hill Avenue
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1250

    Grades: K-5 | 342 students
  • Witchcraft Heights Math: 31% | Reading: 38%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1 Frederick Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1271

    Grades: K-5 | 458 students
  • Horace Mann Laboratory Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    33 Loring Avenue
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 542-6220

    Grades: K-5 | 272 students
  • Nathaniel Bowditch Math: 15% | Reading: 21%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    79 Willson Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1290

    Grades: K-8 | 378 students
  • Salem Early Childhood
    25 Memorial Drive
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1221

    Grades: PK | 93 students
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