Salem Charter School

45 Congress St., Shetland Park
Salem, MA 01970
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Salem Charter School serves 495 students in grades 6-12.
Salem Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 495 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Salem Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Salem Charter School's student population of 495 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Salem Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Salem Charter School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#783 out of 1644 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
48%
23%
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Black
11%
10%
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White
33%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Salem Charter School's ranking?
Salem Charter School is ranked #783 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Salem Charter School often compared to?
Salem Charter Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Salem High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Salem Charter School?
The graduation rate of Salem Charter School is 80-89%, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend Salem Charter School?
495 students attend Salem Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Salem Charter School students are Hispanic, 33% of students are White, 11% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Salem Charter School?
Salem Charter School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Salem Charter School offer ?
Salem Charter School offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Salem Charter School part of?
Salem Charter School is part of Salem Academy Charter School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 495 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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