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Salem Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 668 students

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Posted April 12, 2014

Both my daughters went to Salem and I volunteered there on the PTA so I feel I know this school well. Both my daughters had fantastic teachers who differentiated for the needs of the individual child. Pull outs for higher learning children. Fantastic support staff and caring administration. I am extremely happy with the foundation of learning my children received there and would definitely recommend Salem to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

The teachers at Salem are fantastic and hold the school together. There is minimal parent involvement. The parents you see are the same ones over and over again. I believe the the leadership in the school is lacking. The Principal is present at after school outings, hardly ever see the Vice Principal. If the outing is off school grounds, very rarely see either one of them. I am unhappy with the discontinuation of a scheduled computer class. At this point the teachers sign up for time. Some do and some don't! Quality of Academics.....Well if it is SOL related I would rate it high. SOL's seem to be the main focus for the upper grades. Overall, it is a good school not excellent!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students63%
Female students61%
Male students65%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students68%
Female students60%
Male students76%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students82%
Female students80%
Male students83%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students61%
Female students75%
Male students46%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students25%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students77%
Female students87%
Male students67%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students71%
Female students71%
Male students71%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students73%
Male students53%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students73%
Female students72%
Male students74%
Black students31%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students78%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Harold E. Morton

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4501 Jackson Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: (540) 786-8218

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