Salem School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 3,316 students in Salem School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Salem School District have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Salem School District are Carlton, New Liberty Innovation School and Salem Prep High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Salem School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Salem School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Salem School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
10 Schools
1,849 Schools
# Students
3,316 Students
951,520 Students
# Teachers
318 Teachers
72,945 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

Salem School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#340 out of 404 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Salem  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
54%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Salem  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.62
0.59
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,098 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
97 Students
65,433 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# Hispanic Students
1,157 Students
190,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
35%
20%
# Black Students
225 Students
86,216 Students
% Black Students
7%
9%
# White Students
1,666 Students
571,635 Students
% White Students
50%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
812 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
168 Students
34,518 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
93
30,411
# Students in K Grade:
252
65,579
# Students in 1st Grade:
279
67,670
# Students in 2nd Grade:
246
68,165
# Students in 3rd Grade:
261
69,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
286
72,086
# Students in 5th Grade:
258
72,285
# Students in 6th Grade:
215
70,804
# Students in 7th Grade:
225
70,469
# Students in 8th Grade:
213
71,492
# Students in 9th Grade:
257
76,601
# Students in 10th Grade:
232
73,016
# Students in 11th Grade:
247
71,748
# Students in 12th Grade:
247
70,028
# Ungraded Students:
5
1,197

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $31,079 is higher than the state median of $21,203. The school district revenue/student has grown by 27% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $28,798 is higher than the state median of $19,776. The school district spending/student has grown by 25% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$103 MM
$29 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$96 MM
$27 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$31,079
$21,203
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$28,798
$19,776
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Salem School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Carlton
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Skerry Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1280
Grades: K-5
| 252 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
New Liberty Innovation School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2 East India Square, Suite 200
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 825-3470
Grades: 9-12
| 45 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Salem Prep High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2 East India Square, 2nd Floor
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1171
Grades: 8-12
| 26 students
Rank: #44.
Salem High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
77 Willson Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1123
Grades: 9-12
| 920 students
Rank: #55.
Saltonstall School
Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
211 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1297
Grades: K-8
| 372 students
Rank: #66.
Bates
Math: 41% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
53 Liberty Hill Avenue
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1250
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #77.
Collins Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
29 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1191
Grades: 6-8
| 536 students
Rank: #88.
Horace Mann Laboratory
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
33 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 542-6220
Grades: K-5
| 272 students
Rank: #99.
Witchcraft Heights
Math: 27% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Frederick Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1271
Grades: K-5
| 458 students
Salem Early Childhood
25 Memorial Drive
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1221
Grades: PK
| 93 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,316 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62

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