Salem Middle School

5333 Salem Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Salem Middle School serves 1,007 students in grades 6-8.
Salem Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

School Overview

Salem Middle School's student population of 1,007 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,007 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Rankings

Salem Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Salem Middle School is 0.12, 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 Testing Rank
#1989 out of 2196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
45%
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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
3%
15%
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Black
94%
37%
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White
1%
40%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.120.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Salem Middle School is Martin Luther King- Junior High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chapel Hill Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Browns Mill Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lithonia Browns Mill Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 560 students
    0.9 miles
    4863 Browns Mill Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 676-8302
    0.9 PK-5 560
  • Lithonia Edward L. Bouie- Senior Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 717 students
    1.1 miles
    5100 Rock Springs Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 676-8202
    1.1 PK-5 717
  • Lithonia Fairington Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 693 students
    1.3 miles
    5505 Philip Bradley Dr
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 676-8702
    1.3 PK-5 693
  • Lithonia Flat Rock Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,006 student
    1.6 miles
    4603 Evans Mill Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 875-3202
    1.6 PK-5 1,006
  • Lithonia Martin Luther King- Junior High School Math: 12% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,544 student
    1.9 miles
    3991 Snapfinger Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 874-5402
    1.9 9-12 1,544

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