Salem City PBLC Schs School District

510 South College Ave
Salem , VA 24153 - 5054
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

Salem City PBLC Schs School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 3,828 students in Salem City PBLC Schs School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
Public Schools in Salem City PBLC Schs School District have an average math proficiency score of 82% (versus the Virginia public school average of 82%), and reading proficiency score of 81% (versus the 78% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Salem City PBLC Schs School District are Salem High School, South Salem Elementary School and West Salem Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Salem City PBLC Schs School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (VA)
# Schools
6 Schools
2,129 Schools
# Students
3,828 Students
1,251,044 Students
# Teachers
266 Teachers
87,068 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Salem City PBLC Schs School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 135 school districts in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has increased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (VA)
Overall District Rank
#50 out of 135 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Salem City PBLC Schs  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
82%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Salem City PBLC Schs  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
78%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Salem City PBLC Schs  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Salem City PBLC Schs  School District and public school graduation rate of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.47
0.70
# American Indian Students
3 Students
3,283 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
93 Students
93,164 Students
% Asian Students
3%
8%
# Hispanic Students
280 Students
218,325 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
18%
# Black Students
541 Students
276,817 Students
% Black Students
14%
22%
# White Students
2,733 Students
579,639 Students
% White Students
71%
46%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
2,002 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
175 Students
77,814 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
77
27,998
# Students in K Grade:
246
80,457
# Students in 1st Grade:
257
89,114
# Students in 2nd Grade:
262
89,793
# Students in 3rd Grade:
276
90,922
# Students in 4th Grade:
258
91,731
# Students in 5th Grade:
263
92,615
# Students in 6th Grade:
330
95,587
# Students in 7th Grade:
280
98,966
# Students in 8th Grade:
317
99,504
# Students in 9th Grade:
321
102,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
331
101,536
# Students in 11th Grade:
322
95,430
# Students in 12th Grade:
288
94,427
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,040 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,959. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,718 is less than the state median of $12,921. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (VA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$46 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Salem City PBLC Schs  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$45 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total spending of Salem City PBLC Schs  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,040
$12,959
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Salem City PBLC Schs  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,718
$12,921
This chart display average spending per public school student in Salem City PBLC Schs  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Salem City PBLC Schs School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Salem High School
Math: 83% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Spartan Dr
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 387-2437
Grades: 9-12
| 1,262 students
Rank: #22.
South Salem Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1600 Carolyn Rd
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 387-2478
Grades: K-5
| 363 students
Rank: #33.
West Salem Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
520 N Bruffey St
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 387-2503
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #44.
G.w. Carver Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6 Fourth St
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 387-2492
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #55.
Andrew Lewis Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
616 South College Ave
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 387-2513
Grades: 6-8
| 927 students
Rank: #66.
East Salem Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1765 Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 375-7001
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 6
  • Enrollment: 3,828 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 10% in VA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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