Salem Elementary School

4501 Jackson Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Salem Elementary School serves 669 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Salem Elementary 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Salem Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Salem Elementary School's student population of 669 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students669 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Salem Elementary 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 diversity score of Salem Elementary School is 0.72, which is more 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
#1290 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
74%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
31%
16%
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Black
21%
22%
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White
38%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.720.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpotsylvania County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Salem Elementary School is Chancellor High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Chancellor Middle School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fredericksburg Chancellor High School Math: 61% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,276 student
    1.1 miles
    6300 Harrison Rd
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 786-2606
    1.1 9-12 1,276
  • Fredericksburg Chancellor Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 859 students
    1.1 miles
    6320 Harrison Rd
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 786-8099
    1.1 6-8 859
  • Fredericksburg Harrison Road Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 793 students
    1.1 miles
    6230 Harrison Road
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 548-4864
    1.1 PK-5 793
  • Fredericksburg Battlefield Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 645 students
    1.4 miles
    11108 Leavells Rd
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 786-4532
    1.4 PK-5 645
  • Fredericksburg Battlefield Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 833 students
    1.6 miles
    11120 Leavells Rd
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 786-4400
    1.6 6-8 833

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