Salem High School

  • Salem High School serves 1,148 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Salem High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Salem High School's student population of 1,148 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,148 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Salem High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Salem High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1751 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
16%
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Black
83%
37%
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White
6%
39%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.300.69
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Graduation Rate
86%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
55%
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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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockdale County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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