Salem High School

  • Salem High School serves 1,016 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the MA average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Salem High School operates within the Salem School District.
  • Salem School District's 76% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 85%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1016 students has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 116 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,016 students
Salem High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Salem High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers116 teachers
Salem High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by GradeSalem High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
Salem High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Salem High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
39%
18%
Salem High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
6%
9%
Salem High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
49%
64%
Salem High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Salem High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSalem High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.610.55
Salem High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
36%
Salem High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
4%
Salem High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Salem School District's student population of 4,199 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 66% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $21,243 is higher than the state average of $20,216. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,484 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four years.
School District NameSalem School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed4,1991,368
Salem School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate76%85%
Salem School District Graduation Rate (1992-2015)
District Total Revenue$93 MM$29 MM
Salem School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$77 MM$28 MM
Salem School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$21,243$20,216
Salem School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$17,484$19,181
Salem School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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