Salem Avenue Elementary School

1323 Salem Ave Ext
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Salem Avenue Elementary School serves 680 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Salem Avenue Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 680 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Salem Avenue Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Salem Avenue Elementary School's student population of 680 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
680 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Salem Avenue Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Salem Avenue Elementary School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1086 out of 1343 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
21%
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Black
27%
33%
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White
35%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
18%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Salem Avenue Elementary School's ranking?
Salem Avenue Elementary School is ranked #1086 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Salem Avenue Elementary School often compared to?
Salem Avenue Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Paramount Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 12% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend Salem Avenue Elementary School?
680 students attend Salem Avenue Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
35% of Salem Avenue Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Black, 19% of students are Hispanic, 18% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Salem Avenue Elementary School?
Salem Avenue Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Salem Avenue Elementary School offer ?
Salem Avenue Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Salem Avenue Elementary School part of?
Salem Avenue Elementary School is part of Washington County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 680 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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