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About This School

West Salem Elementary School is a public elementary school in Salem. The principal of West Salem Elementary School is Mrs. Trula L. Byington. 424 students attend West Salem Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 20% of the 424 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Salem Elementary School is 15:1. South Salem Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Great Principal and staff! I have met the principal and several of the teachers. Each of them have been extremely kind every time I have visited the school. I have also been very impressed by witnessing their interaction with the children as well as by how well behaved the kids were when I was there. On several occasions I saw a child go out of his/her way to help another that had dropped something or needed something and that type of courtesy isn't very common unless it is taught by the parents and teachers. John Bryant / Super Kicks Karate

  • (8 years ago)

    West Salem Elementary school is an awesome school. The staff and faculty are dedicated to the students and parents. Many parents are involved in the long list of activities organized by this school. I am more than pleased that my daughter attends school at West Salem Elementary!

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of my children have loved thier time at West Salem. My oldest son went there from K-5th & we never had a problem. My younger son attended K-1st. The teachers are wonderful & supportive. Parent involvement is encouraged.I highly recommend this school. C.Bullard

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