School Details

Salem High School

881 Hwy 27 North, Tylertown, MS 39667
(601) 876-2580
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 & ungraded 493 students 20 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

71%
46%
59%
67%
46%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
45%
59%
68%
45%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
79%
87%
89%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
36%
59%
46%
44%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
50%
42%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
43%
57%
39%
42%
63%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
53%
63%
47%
42%
66%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
95%
89%
93%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
35%
55%
47%
42%
73%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
51%
37%
64%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
97%
97%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
68%
78%
87%
67%
63%
55%
46%
59%
59%
40%
62%

Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Salem High School is a public high school in Tylertown. 493 children attend Salem High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 67% of the 493 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Salem High School is 20:1. Walthall Co Career And Tech Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 64%
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended two different schools in the Walthall County School District. Of the two I preferred and is a proud graduate of Salem. I loved the teachers. They went out of their way to make sure that each student was learning in a calm safe environment. The principal of the school is amazing. He's quite strict on the students but aren't principals supposed to be? Every one of us had the utmost respect for him because we knew he wanted us to be successful not only in the classroom but outside as well. I will say parental involvement is lacking at this school. I know teachers reach out to parents but many of the parents rarely and sometimes never even visit their child's classroom. I've often heard people make comments about how Salem allows their students to do whatever they please. That is far from the truth. They document EVERYTHING! I remember a student being sent to ISS for not wearing a belt. Everyone follows the rules and does things by the book. It amazes me to see that even though the school has has been degraded by outsiders for so long now the students teachers administrators and all other faculty stay united!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two daughters that attend Salem. Salem is a good school to attend. Mr. Boyd the principal work well the students. Just a concern parent.

  • (6 years ago)

    Salem is great it is the coolest school ever and it will continue to be cool... The students are great and intelligent. I love it here.

  • (6 years ago)

    heyy!.!salem is a realyy great school.I am a 7th grder this year at salem.I love all the oppurtunites at Salemi am a jounior high cheerleader with my coach Mrs. Robbie Pudder.Also I play J.V. volleyball with a veryy good coach hi is Coach Bird.Also I just found out I made the J.V. FASTPITCH TEAM.YAYYYY. With the BEST COACH AGIAN Coach Bird...We also have football basketball beta dance team peep squad FLCCA and lots more... ~love_S.O.S_~

  • (6 years ago)

    Salem is a wonderful school I know this from personal experience. I attended there from 1977-1989. It may be small but it has a wonderful principal and teachers. Students are able to receive more one on one from the teachers. Students also have more of an oppurtunity to play sports attend band etc. I also send my own to children there I am very pleased with this school ! **Go Wildcats** Tonia Planche

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to salem for two years. Its an ok school. Learning is really good over here. Most of the teachers are great. The only problem I had was the students. IThey are very stuck up and do nothing but fight. There needs to be alot more discipline.

  • (7 years ago)

    Best school in Walthall County. Great teachers. The kids at this school are there because of parents trying to make sure they are getting a high quality of education and discipline that is lacking in the other schools in the county.

  • (7 years ago)

    Salem is a horrible school. They do not teach good morals at all at this place. They are very low on the technology level. I do not recommend this school to send your child to.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love salem and its a wonderful school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Salem is a real good school with a great learning environment. I would recommend Salem over any school in Walthall County. There are great faculty and staff members at Salem. Salem is a school that strive for excellence. Without a doubt Salem would be my first choice of education for my child in Walthall County.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student at Salem. I think Salem is a wonderful school. Teachers do not let us get away with anything much less everything. The parents are strongle involved in the whole school system. I have received a wonderful education for this awesome school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a terrible school. Some of the teachers let the students get awauy with anything and everything. Its a very low school.

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