Salem High School

  • Salem High School serves 933 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Salem High School's student population of 933 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 105 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students933 students
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Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Salem High School's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Salem High School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#701 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Salem High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Salem High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
43%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Salem High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Salem High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
43%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Salem High School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Salem High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.630.35
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Graduation Rate
88%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Salem High School and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Salem High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Salem High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSalem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Salem Nathaniel Bowditch
    Grades: K-8 | 444 students
    0.1 miles
    79 Willson Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978)740-1290
    0.1 K-8 444
  • Salem Collins Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 545 students
    0.6 miles
    29 Highland Avenue
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978)740-1191
    0.6 6-8 545
  • Salem Witchcraft Heights
    Grades: K-5 | 479 students
    0.8 miles
    1 Frederick Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978)740-1271
    0.8 K-5 479
  • Peabody Ballard School
    Grades: PK | 110 students
    0.9 miles
    22 Richard Street
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (781)231-5021
    0.9 PK 110
  • Salem Horace Mann Laboratory
    Grades: K-5 | 287 students
    1.0 miles
    33 Loring Avenue
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978)542-6220
    1.0 K-5 287

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