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  • For the 2021 school year, there are 4 public middle schools in Salem School District, serving 1,312 students. Public middle schools in Salem School District have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Massachusetts public middle school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 50% statewide average). This district's average middle testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Massachusetts.
  • The top ranked public middle schools in Salem School District are Saltonstall School, Salem Prep High School and Collins Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public middle school average of 45% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is less than the Massachusetts public middle 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 Schools4 Schools512 Schools
# of Students1,312 Students305,349 Students
# of Teachers131 Teachers24,229 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1

District Comparison

  • Salem School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 296 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 Score0.630.63
# of American Indian Students1 Student681 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students39 Students20,532 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# of Hispanic Students576 Students69,662 Students
% Hispanic Students
44%
23%
# of Black Students86 Students34,895 Students
% Black Students
6%
11%
# of White Students550 Students168,325 Students
% White Students
42%
55%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a286 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students60 Students10,947 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - 2,520
# of Students in Kindergarten:747,407
# of Students in 1st Grade:817,759
# of Students in 2nd Grade:838,027
# of Students in 3rd Grade:928,591
# of Students in 4th Grade:959,523
# of Students in 5th Grade:9222,086
# of Students in 6th Grade:25560,519
# of Students in 7th Grade:27070,843
# of Students in 8th Grade:24771,876
# of Students in 9th Grade:510,276
# of Students in 10th Grade:69,116
# of Students in 11th Grade:78,651
# of Students in 12th Grade:48,013
# of Ungraded Students:1142

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 9% 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 Middle Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades 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
  • 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
  • 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
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