Salem High School

77 Willson Street
Salem, MA 01970
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 803 students in grades 9-12, Salem High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 803 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Salem High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Salem High School's student population of 803 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
803 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
99 teachers
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School Rankings

Salem High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Salem High School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#1025 out of 1631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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25-29%
41%
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40-44%
44%
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25-29%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
48%
23%
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Black
6%
10%
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White
38%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.62
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85%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Salem High School and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Salem High School's ranking?
Salem High School is ranked #1025 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Salem High School often compared to?
Salem High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Salem Charter School, Salem Prep High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Salem High School?
The graduation rate of Salem High School is 85%, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 90%.
How many students attend Salem High School?
803 students attend Salem High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Salem High School students are Hispanic, 38% of students are White, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Salem High School?
Salem High School has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Salem High School offer ?
Salem High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Salem High School part of?
Salem High School is part of Salem School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 803 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • : 85% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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