Salem High School

  • Salem High School serves 1,205 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 23% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 27% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • Salem High School's student population of 1,205 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,205 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Salem High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Salem High School is 0.32, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1632 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
15%
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Black
82%
37%
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White
8%
40%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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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 GA.
Diversity Score0.320.68
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Graduation Rate
84%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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 Georgia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockdale County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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