Salem Church Middle School

  • Salem Church Middle School serves 902 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Salem Church Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Salem Church Middle School's student population of 902 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students902 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Salem Church Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Salem Church Middle School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank#1569 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
48%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
21%
15%
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Black
32%
23%
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White
42%
50%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.660.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChesterfield County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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I agree. There is no supervision. Even when you make the school aware of the issue of bullying, they say we will speak with the other student. Then it still continues to happen. You tell them again; they act like it is not a big deal and they will talk with the student. They do nothing, that's why it still happens. Kids have killed themselves because of bullying. The mental anguish bullying puts on the kids. The school belittles the bullying. Schools should be held accountable. This school is not a safe environment for kids.
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My school is the funniest, safest school ever. All the teachers and staff are really helpful.
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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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