West Salem Elementary School

  • West Salem Elementary School serves 426 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • 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 88% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 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 50%.

School Overview

  • West Salem Elementary School's student population of 426 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students426 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Salem Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Salem Elementary School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#563 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
15%
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Black
7%
23%
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White
89%
50%
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Salem Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.200.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSalem City Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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