West Salem School District

405 E Hamlin St
West Salem, WI 54669
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 1,833 students in West Salem School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Public Schools in West Salem School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
3 Schools
2,248 Schools
# Students
1,833 Students
828,174 Students
# Teachers
134 Teachers
59,890 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

West Salem School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 439 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WI)
#112 out of 443 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of West Salem   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
46%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Salem   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
43%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Salem   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
90-94%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of West Salem   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.15
0.51
# American Indian Students
12 Students
9,547 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
21 Students
34,227 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
48 Students
108,741 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
13%
# Black Students
9 Students
71,409 Students
% Black Students
n/a
9%
# White Students
1,688 Students
563,072 Students
% White Students
92%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
630 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
54 Students
40,760 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
99
51,141
# Students in K Grade:
113
54,443
# Students in 1st Grade:
120
54,682
# Students in 2nd Grade:
104
55,361
# Students in 3rd Grade:
126
55,782
# Students in 4th Grade:
132
56,342
# Students in 5th Grade:
137
56,976
# Students in 6th Grade:
134
58,085
# Students in 7th Grade:
144
60,698
# Students in 8th Grade:
132
61,972
# Students in 9th Grade:
173
67,643
# Students in 10th Grade:
148
64,086
# Students in 11th Grade:
142
64,078
# Students in 12th Grade:
129
66,785
# Ungraded Students:
-
100

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,522 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,747. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,367 is less than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WI)
Total Revenue
$30 MM
$13,869 MM
This chart display total revenue of West Salem   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$28 MM
$13,846 MM
This chart display total spending of West Salem   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,522
$16,747
This chart display average revenue per public school student in West Salem   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,367
$16,719
This chart display average spending per public school student in West Salem   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best West Salem School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
West Salem Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
440 East Ave
West Salem, WI 54669
(608) 786-2090
Grades: 5-8
| 547 students
Rank: #22.
West Salem High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
490 N Mark St
West Salem, WI 54669
(608) 786-1220
Grades: 9-12
| 592 students
Rank: #33.
West Salem Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
475 N Mark St
West Salem, WI 54669
(608) 786-1662
Grades: PK-4
| 694 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to West Salem School District?
West Salem School District manages 3 public schools serving 1,833 students.
What is the rank of West Salem School District?
West Salem School District is ranked #109 out of 439 school districts in Wisconsin (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in West Salem School District?
92% of West Salem School District students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of West Salem School District?
West Salem School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is equal to the Wisconsin state average of 14:1.
What is West Salem School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $15,367 is less than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,833 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • : 90-94% (Top 50% in WI)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 46% (Top 30%)
  • : 43% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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