Salem Church Middle School

  • Salem Church Middle School serves 891 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Salem Church Middle School operates within the Chesterfield County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 891 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 891 students
Salem Church Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Salem Church Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Salem Church Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Salem Church Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Salem Church Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Salem Church Middle School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
20%
14%
Salem Church Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
32%
23%
Salem Church Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
42%
51%
Salem Church Middle School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Salem Church Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
5%
Salem Church Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Salem Church Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.42
Salem Church Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
38%
34%
Salem Church Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
6%
Salem Church Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Chesterfield County School District's student population of 59,725 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,437 in this district is less than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,888 is less than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Chesterfield County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
4
Number of Students Managed 59,725 3,627
Chesterfield County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $618 MM $41 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $585 MM $40 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,437 $11,380
Chesterfield County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,888 $11,077
Chesterfield County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  2/13/2016
There is a huge bullying issue at this school! They are in denial! It's so bad that the students record videos of fights and then post it on social media to share and brag about it. The school does nothing. The school has no systems in place on the buses nor the school to protect the kids. There is a lack of supervision in the hallways. I hope that one day this school fixes this issue before someone truly gets hurt.
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