9700 Salem Church Rd.;
Richmond, VA 23237
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Salem Church Middle School serves 902 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Salem Church Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
902 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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School Rankings

Salem Church Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Salem Church Middle School is 0.68, which is equal to 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 Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1387 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
16%
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Black
31%
22%
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White
42%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Salem Church Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
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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4  
My school is the funniest, safest school ever. All the teachers and staff are really helpful.
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2  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 902 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 20%)

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