School Details

Salem Church Middle School

9700 Salem Church Rd., Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 768-6225
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 827 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
75%
73%
61%
80%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
78%
76%
64%
72%
65%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
74%
71%
59%
76%
70%
76%
83%
67%
64%
74%
74%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
75%
72%
59%
76%
70%
65%
78%
72%
64%
79%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
85%
76%
79%
100%
81%
83%
100%
72%
77%

Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Salem Church Middle School is a public middle school in Chesterfield. The principal of Salem Church Middle School is Dr. Kenneth Butta. 827 students attend Salem Church Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 827 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Salem Church Middle School is 17:1. Webber Community Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 55%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have a 6th grade student who is in all honors classes at Salem Middle School. I absolutely love this middle school! The teachers genuinely care about the students and go the extra mile to help them. The communication about school activities is phenomenal. I have 2 other children who have been through different middle schools and never have I been impressed as I am with Salem Church keep up the good work!

  • (7 months ago)

    I have been attending Salem Church Middle School since 6th grade and I enjoy it very much. The teachers there are inspiring and helpful to all there students helping us grow school-wise. The students are very well accepting and friendly as ever and the teachers are very hard-working and take their time to help us explain the materials that are taught in class and will stay after whenever they can to make sure you understand the current materials.

  • (9 months ago)

    My child has attended Salem for the past two years. I have had nothing but positive experiences at the school and school events. The principal keeps parents well informed and promotes a friendly environment. The staff and teachers are remarkable! They are willing to help your student if they are struggling communication is excellent and my child feels welcomed and comfortable at Salem. We moved here from out of state and found the front office staff to be helpful and caring. Patent involvement at any school could always be better but I have seen several parents helping with events. Salem has fun activities for the students after school with clubs community service opportunities and sports. We love the staff teachers and school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is horrible and i hate it so don't go there unless you have too.

  • (1 year ago)

    Salem Church Middle School has very well open communication between teacher and parent. Also parent and student are given the opportunity to get students grades and daily work activity online. Schedule teacher conference or office is easy and flexible to parents schedule. Salem Middle school offer a friendly warm environment for my child and everyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    rather kidz get a police record then be a star in education or sport activities

  • (5 years ago)

    Nice people just incompetent in their administration of the students

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of two kids attending Salem one of which is in the Honors Institute. Challenging corriculum fantastic teachers who take the time to let you know how well the kids are doing. Great leadership in Ken Butta the principal

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is a 6th grader. I have foud her studies to be challenging to her yet she maintains A's and B's. Teachers seem to go the extra mile to re-explain and help with anything the students do not get the first time.

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