South Salem Elementary



South Salem Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South Salem Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 59
1 73
2 69
3 62
4 61
5 75
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

South Salem Elementary is a public elementary school located in Salem, VA in the Salem City Public Schools. It enrolls 399 students in grades 1st through 12th. South Salem Elementary is the 868th largest public school in Virginia and the 32,192nd largest nationally. It has 15.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 399
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,192nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 868th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 455th out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 831st out of 1,156

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South Salem Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 214
(54%)
1,351
(51%)
 Female 185
(46%)
1,276
(49%)

South Salem Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 352
(88%)
1,995
(76%)
 Black 20
(5%)
319
(12%)
 Two or More 10
(3%)
111
(4%)
 Hispanic 9
(2%)
135
(5%)
 Asian 7
(2%)
61
(2%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

South Salem Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 300
(75%)
1,740
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 77
(19%)
701
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(6%)
186
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, South Salem Elementary is ranked 938th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of South Salem Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (24.8%) is lower than the state average of 44.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

South Salem Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 429
2006 442
2007 453
2008 422
2009 424
2010 451
2011 429
2012 414
2013 413
2014 417
2015 399

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13
2006 11.9
2007 16
2008 15.1
2009 15.1
2010 17.3
2011 17.9
2012 14.8
2013 15.9
2014 15.4
2015 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.17948717948718
2006 0.19683257918552
2007 0.19205298013245
2008 0.20142180094787
2009 0.27122641509434
2010 0.26385809312639
2011 0.29137529137529
2012 0.28743961352657
2013 0.30750605326877
2014 0.2589928057554
2015 0.24812030075188

Compare South Salem Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 24.8%
 
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
South Salem Elementary
Salem, VA
Public KG - 05 399 15.3:1  
Andrew Lewis Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 907 14.4:1 2 miles
Fort Lewis Elementary
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Public PK - 05 228 13.4:1 2 miles
G.w. Carver Elementary
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Public KG - 05 466 13.9:1 2 miles
West Salem Elementary
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Public KG - 05 397 16:1 2 miles
Salem Montessori School
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Private PK - 06 187 7:1 3 miles
East Salem Elementary
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Public PK - 05 458 14:1 3 miles
Oak Grove Elementary
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Public PK - 05 460 16.1:1 4 miles
Hidden Valley Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 595 13.5:1 4 miles
Glenvar Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 430 12.3:1 4 miles
Glenvar Elementary
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Public PK - 05 401 16.4:1 4 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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