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For the 2021 school year, there are 69 public schools serving 42,511 students in Salem, OR. Salem has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Oregon.
The top ranked public schools in Salem, OR are Early College High School, Howard Street Charter and Kalapuya Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Salem, OR public schools have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Oregon public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 56% statewide average). Schools in Salem have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Oregon public schools.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Oregon public school average of 38% (majority Hispanic).

Top Salem, OR Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Early College High School Alternative School
    Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4071 Winema Pl Bldg 50
    Salem, OR 97305
    (503) 365-4801

    Grades: 9-12 | 202 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Howard Street Charter Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    710 Howard St Se
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3408

    Grades: 6-8 | 166 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Kalapuya Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2085 Wilmington Ave Nw
    Salem, OR 97304
    (503) 399-2110

    Grades: K-5 | 600 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Jane Goodall Environmental Middle Charter School Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    999b Locust St Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 399-7070

    Grades: 6-8 | 99 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Pratum Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8995 Sunnyview Rd Ne
    Salem, OR 97305
    (503) 362-8812

    Grades: 1-8 | 75 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Candalaria Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    935 Hansen Ave S
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3136

    Grades: K-5 | 342 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Straub Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1920 Wilmington Ave Nw
    Salem, OR 97304
    (503) 399-2030

    Grades: 6-8 | 628 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Optimum Learning Environment Charter School Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7905 June Reid Pl Ne
    Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 399-5548

    Grades: 1-5 | 128 students
  • Rank: #99.
    West Salem High School Math: 48% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1776 Titan Way
    Salem, OR 97304
    (503) 399-5533

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,810 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Clear Lake Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7425 Meadowglen N
    Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 399-3138

    Grades: K-5 | 396 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Sprague High School Math: 46% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2373 Kuebler Blvd S
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3261

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,727 student
  • Rank: #1212.
    Walker Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1075 8th St Nw
    Salem, OR 97304
    (503) 399-3220

    Grades: 6-8 | 669 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Whiteaker Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1605 Lockhaven Dr Ne
    Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 399-3224

    Grades: 6-8 | 786 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Schirle Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4875 Justice Way S
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3277

    Grades: K-5 | 460 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Wright Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4060 Lone Oak Rd Se
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3198

    Grades: K-5 | 404 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Sumpter Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    525 Rockwood St Se
    Salem, OR 97306
    (503) 399-3337

    Grades: K-5 | 547 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Morningside Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3513 12th St Se
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3173

    Grades: K-5 | 376 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Judson Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4512 Jones Rd S
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3201

    Grades: 6-8 | 954 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    South Salem High School Math: 39% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1910 Church St Se
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3252

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,949 student
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Chapman Hill Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1500 Doaks Ferry Rd Nw
    Salem, OR 97304
    (503) 399-3195

    Grades: K-5 | 406 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Valley Inquiry Charter School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5774 Hazelgreen Rd Ne
    Salem, OR 97305
    (503) 399-3150

    Grades: K-5 | 167 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Mckinley Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    466 Mcgilchrist St Se
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3167

    Grades: K-5 | 323 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Mcnary High School Math: 36% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    595 Chemawa Rd N
    Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 399-3233

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,016 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Crossler Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1155 Davis Rd S
    Salem, OR 97306
    (503) 399-3444

    Grades: 6-8 | 843 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Brush College Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2623 Doaks Ferry Rd Nw
    Salem, OR 97304
    (503) 399-3132

    Grades: K-5 | 273 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Englewood Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1132 19th St Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 399-3143

    Grades: K-5 | 382 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Mckay High School Math: 32% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2440 Lancaster Dr Ne
    Salem, OR 97305
    (503) 399-3080

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,415 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Gubser Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6610 14th Ave Ne
    Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 399-3275

    Grades: K-5 | 589 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    North Salem High School Math: 32% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    765 14th St Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 399-3241

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,783 student
  • Rank: #3030.
    Pringle Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5500 Reed Ln Se
    Salem, OR 97306
    (503) 399-3178

    Grades: K-5 | 600 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Forest Ridge Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7905 June Reid Pl Ne
    Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 399-5548

    Grades: K-5 | 237 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Battle Creek Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1640 Waln Dr Se
    Salem, OR 97306
    (503) 399-2062

    Grades: K-5 | 599 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Salem Heights Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3495 Liberty Rd S
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 399-3187

    Grades: K-5 | 332 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Eagle Charter School Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    999a Locust Ave Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 339-7114

    Grades: K-5 | 144 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Yoshikai Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4900 Jade St Ne
    Salem, OR 97305
    (503) 399-3438

    Grades: K-5 | 559 students
  • Show 34 more public schools in Salem, OR (out of 69 total schools)
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