West Salem Elementary



West Salem Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Salem Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 56
1 87
2 59
3 66
4 65
5 64
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West Salem Elementary is a public elementary school located in Salem, VA in the Salem City Public Schools. It enrolls 397 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Salem Elementary is the 873rd largest public school in Virginia and the 32,384th largest nationally. It has 16.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 397
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,384th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 873rd out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 581st out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 887th out of 1,156

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West Salem Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 203
(51%)
1,276
(49%)
 Male 194
(49%)
1,351
(51%)

West Salem Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 356
(90%)
1,995
(76%)
 Black 18
(5%)
319
(12%)
 Asian 9
(2%)
61
(2%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
111
(4%)
 Hispanic 6
(2%)
135
(5%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

West Salem Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 312
(79%)
1,740
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 57
(14%)
701
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 28
(7%)
186
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, West Salem Elementary is ranked 968th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Salem Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (21.4%) 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.

West Salem Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 436
2006 423
2007 417
2008 392
2009 394
2010 408
2011 415
2012 424
2013 404
2014 423
2015 397

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.2
2006 11.7
2007 16
2008 15.1
2009 16.4
2010 17.7
2011 17.3
2012 16
2013 15.1
2014 17.1
2015 16

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.18348623853211
2006 0.17730496453901
2007 0.16786570743405
2008 0.20408163265306
2009 0.20812182741117
2010 0.20588235294118
2011 0.2433734939759
2012 0.26650943396226
2013 0.27722772277228
2014 0.25768321513002
2015 0.21410579345088

Compare West Salem Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 21.4%
 
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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West Salem Elementary
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Public KG - 05 397 16:1  
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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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