Salem Middle School

6150 Old Jenks Road
Apex, NC 27523
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Salem Middle School serves 1,097 students in grades 6-8.
Salem Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Salem Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Salem Middle School's student population of 1,097 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,097 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

Salem Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Salem Middle School is 0.66, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#149 out of 2561 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
15%
4%
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Hispanic
15%
18%
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Black
11%
25%
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White
54%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWake County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Salem Middle School is Apex High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Davis Drive Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Salem Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Apex Salem Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 561 students
    0.3 miles
    6116 Old Jenks Road
    Apex, NC 27523
    (919) 363-2865
    0.3 PK-5 561
  • Cary Apex High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,033 students
    1.2 miles
    7600 Roberts Road
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 387-2208
    1.2 9-12 2,033
  • Cary Davis Drive Middle School Math: 83% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,354 student
    1.4 miles
    2101 Davis Drive
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 387-3033
    1.4 6-8 1,354
  • Cary Davis Drive Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 903 students
    1.5 miles
    2151 Davis Drive
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 387-2130
    1.5 K-5 903
  • Apex Laurel Park Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 909 students
    1.5 miles
    2450 Laura Duncan Rd
    Apex, NC 27523
    (919) 290-2333
    1.5 PK-5 909

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