West Salem Elementary School

520 N Bruffey St
Salem, VA 24153
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
West Salem Elementary School serves 439 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
West Salem Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

West Salem Elementary School's student population of 439 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

West Salem Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Salem Elementary School is 0.21, 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 (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#653 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
83%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
16%
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Black
6%
22%
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White
89%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.210.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSalem City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Salem Elementary School is Salem High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Andrew Lewis Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is G.w. Carver Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Salem Salem High School Math: 87% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,292 student
    0.3 miles
    400 Spartan Dr
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 387-2437
    0.3 9-12 1,292
  • Salem G.w. Carver Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 438 students
    1.3 miles
    6 Fourth St
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 387-2492
    1.3 K-5 438
  • Salem South Salem Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 421 students
    1.3 miles
    1600 Carolyn Rd
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 387-2478
    1.3 K-5 421
  • Salem Andrew Lewis Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 924 students
    1.4 miles
    616 South College Ave
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 387-2513
    1.4 6-8 924
  • Salem Fort Lewis Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 255 students
    2.6 miles
    3115 West Main St
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 387-6594
    2.6 PK-5 255

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