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Salem Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 448 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 23, 2010

My son graduated salem elementary and loved it! He entered salem in the first grade and had a slow reading problem! The special help that was aimed towards his individual needs was unbeatable! The principal was personal with all students. And left a lasting impression on my son! My sons issues could have been ignored and he could have been pushed on or passed over but not at salem!! He went to bryant K and I wasnt happy with the teachers and how they handled him! When your struggling child actually wants to go to school it speeks volumes!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2007

I am very unpleased about my childrens' education at this facility. Parents are not informed about their children's progress and behavior. Ultimately, I do not feel my children are safe. On more than a dozen times my children have been picked up by someone that was not on their list to be picked up. I have never had my chidren in any facility that did not check to see who my children could be picked up by other than their parents. Unbelievable!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Top-ranked elementary in a great district. The teachers are very experienced and do a great job. Active parent involvement with a great principal makes for a great start. The G/T program is very strong, yet doesn't pile-on too much homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

As with all schools, the teacher make the difference. For the most part the teachers are great and really care about the kids. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed. The other staff here is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

I love the teachers at this school. They are truly a rare thing compared to the other reviews on here. I am moving from the area and scared to death. If my husband did not insist on moving, I never would. My kids love their teachers. The teachers want parent involvement and never discourage it. I only hope to find a school home where we are going that is as good as Salem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

This school is wonderful. I have a child that graduated with honors and very high on A.C.T testing and I think the education he received here helped him with this. I have a child attending at this time and is doing great on her testing. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 64%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Black 3% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2701 Salem Rd
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 316-0263

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