Salem School District

38 Geremonty Dr.
Salem , NH 03079 - 3313
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,515 students in Salem School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in New Hampshire.
Public Schools in Salem School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the New Hampshire public school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Salem School District are William E. Lancaster School, North Salem Elementary School and Mary A. Fisk Elementary 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 New Hampshire.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Hampshire public school average of 16% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NH)
# Schools
8 Schools
497 Schools
# Students
3,515 Students
167,884 Students
# Teachers
282 Teachers
14,860 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Salem School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 186 school districts in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NH)
Overall District Rank
#90 out of 187 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Salem   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
48%
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 NH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
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 NH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Salem   School District and public school graduation rate of NH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.35
0.29
# American Indian Students
3 Students
367 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
128 Students
5,464 Students
% Asian Students
4%
3%
# Hispanic Students
375 Students
10,808 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
7%
# Black Students
38 Students
3,637 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# White Students
2,821 Students
140,698 Students
% White Students
80%
84%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
135 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
150 Students
6,854 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
80
2,919
# Students in K Grade:
242
10,105
# Students in 1st Grade:
260
11,709
# Students in 2nd Grade:
237
11,880
# Students in 3rd Grade:
249
11,957
# Students in 4th Grade:
249
12,368
# Students in 5th Grade:
269
12,265
# Students in 6th Grade:
257
12,855
# Students in 7th Grade:
259
13,383
# Students in 8th Grade:
283
13,681
# Students in 9th Grade:
285
14,371
# Students in 10th Grade:
289
13,832
# Students in 11th Grade:
295
13,425
# Students in 12th Grade:
261
13,134
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,611 in this school district is less than the state median of $31,315. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,638 is less than the state median of $30,560. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NH)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$72 MM
$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Salem   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NH by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$83 MM
$12 MM
This chart display total spending of Salem   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NH by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,611
$31,315
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 NH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,638
$30,560
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 NH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Salem School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
William E. Lancaster School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
54 Millville St.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7059
Grades: K-5
| 242 students
Rank: #22.
North Salem Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
140 Zion Hill Rd.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7062
Grades: K-5
| 369 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Mary A. Fisk Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14 Main St.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7051
Grades: K-5
| 270 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
William T. Barron Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
55 Butler St.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7067
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
Rank: #55.
Woodbury School
Math: 49% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
206 Main St.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7055
Grades: 6-8
| 799 students
Rank: #66.
Salem High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
44 Geremonty Dr.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7069
Grades: 9-13
| 1,130 students
Rank: #77.
Dr. L. F. Soule School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
173 South Policy St.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7053
Grades: K-5
| 249 students
Rank: n/an/a
Salem Preschool
24 School Street
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7064
Grades: PK
| 80 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 8
  • Enrollment: 3,515 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 30% in NH)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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