West Salem Elementary School
West Salem Elementary School serves 392 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 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Students: 392 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 10%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in VA
- Math Proficiency: 85% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 83% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
West Salem Elementary School's student population of 392 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West Salem Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Salem Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#711 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
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