South Salem Elementary School

5335 Salem Rd
Covington, GA 30016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
South Salem Elementary School serves 894 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
South Salem Elementary 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 31% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) 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 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

School Overview

South Salem Elementary School's student population of 894 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students894 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

South Salem Elementary 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 diversity score of South Salem Elementary School is 0.61, 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
#1463 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
11%
15%
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Black
57%
37%
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White
24%
40%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Salem Elementary School is Newton High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Liberty Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Covington Liberty Middle School Math: 26% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 963 students
    0.2 miles
    5225 Salem Rd
    Covington, GA 30016
    (678) 625-6617
    0.2 6-8 963
  • Covington Live Oak Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,144 student
    1.9 miles
    500 Kirkland Rd
    Covington, GA 30016
    (678) 625-6654
    1.9 PK-5 1,144
  • Covington Livingston Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 447 students
    2.3 miles
    3657 Highway 81 S
    Covington, GA 30016
    (770) 784-2930
    2.3 PK-5 447
  • Covington Veterans Memorial Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 703 students
    2.3 miles
    13357 Brown Bridge Rd
    Covington, GA 30016
    (770) 385-6893
    2.3 6-8 703
  • Covington West Newton Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 731 students
    2.3 miles
    13387 Brown Bridge Rd
    Covington, GA 30016
    (770) 385-6472
    2.3 PK-5 731

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