Salem High School

1993 Sun Devil Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 22464
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Salem High School serves 1,753 students in grades 9-12.
Salem High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (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 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Salem High School's student population of 1,753 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 103 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,753 students
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Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
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School Comparison

Salem High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 High School is 0.74, 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
#76 out of 1791 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
92%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
16%
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Black
31%
22%
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White
38%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.740.68
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Graduation Rate
92%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVa Beach City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Salem High School is Tallwood High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Salem Middle School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Virginia Beach Salem Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,037 student
    0.4 miles
    2380 Lynnhaven Pkwy
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 648-5000
    0.4 6-8 1,037
  • Virginia Beach Glenwood Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,002 student
    0.6 miles
    2213 Round Hill Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 648-2520
    0.6 PK-5 1,002
  • Virginia Beach Rosemont Forest Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 502 students
    0.8 miles
    1716 Grey Friars Chase
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 648-3640
    0.8 PK-5 502
  • Virginia Beach Indian Lakes Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 603 students
    1.2 miles
    1240 Homestead Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 648-2680
    1.2 PK-5 603
  • Virginia Beach Salem Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 490 students
    1.3 miles
    3961 Salem Lakes Blvd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 648-3680
    1.3 PK-5 490

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