School Details

Salem High School

400 Spartan Dr, Salem, VA 24153
(540) 387-2437
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1219 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 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. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Salem City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Salem High School is a public high school in Salem. The principal of Salem High School is Mr. Caleb Litteljohn Hall Jr.. 1,219 students attend Salem High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 17% of the 1,219 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Salem High School is 16:1. Hopetree Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 83%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Salem High School is a wonderful place to attend high school. Salem offers many clubs students can get involved in. The International Baccalaureate program is also provided. Dual enrollment with Virginia Western is also a major plus (it is free as of 2013-). This is my fourth year attending Salem High School and it has been a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend this school. The teachers & staff are super friendly. Salem's only faulty is having to be apart of the SOL system. This is Virginia's downfall to the education system. Too much time is wasted on preparing and reviewing for single test. More time could be spend on teaching children if the SOL didn't ruin Salem's excellency. Salem also has great sports programs. The football field is absolutely amazing. It's better than some college stadiums. Salem High School is a bit dated but in the next upcoming years it is expected that renovations will be made. Overall Salem is a great place to attend high school and I recommend you to stop by and visit if you are further interested.

  • (6 years ago)

    an amazing school system! salem high school leads many children to go on to good colleges and prepares them for life out of high school. salem is one of the highest rated high schools in the state of virginia they have great academics and an amazing athletic program. the town of salem is one of the best run cities i have ever seen and the atmosphere and the people in the area are great. my family has moved many times and the last move we had we ended up in salem needless to say my husband quit his other job to find one where he could stay in salem. the school system is great the prepared my child for college and my child was awarded with the IB diploma and played three sports while they attended the high school. Excellent school system!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school. I think that the sports program is great. And the football program is wonderful. It helps Salem because of that we are very well known.

  • (7 years ago)

    Salem High school is a great school. I have been there for a year. its been the greatest school i have ever seen. any child is lucky to go there. im sad that i have to leave but i will leave to know that i had the best time ever. the teachers are very caring. they always make sure that you exceed your learning and have the grads that will make you and your parents proud.

  • (7 years ago)

    oveerall a great school but focus is too heavy on football. Great band!

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