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Salem Church Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 827 students

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Posted February 12, 2014

My school is horrible and i hate it so don't go there unless you have too.


Posted September 26, 2013

Salem Church Middle School, has very well open communication between teacher and parent. Also parent and student are given the opportunity to get students grades and daily work activity online. Schedule teacher conference or office is easy and flexible to parents schedule. Salem Middle school offer a friendly warm environment for my child and everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

rather kidz get a police record then be a star in education or sport activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Nice people, just incompetent in their administration of the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

I am a parent of two kids attending Salem, one of which is in the Honors Institute. Challenging corriculum, fantastic teachers, who take the time to let you know how well the kids are doing. Great leadership in Ken Butta the principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

My daughter is a 6th grader. I have foud her studies to be challenging to her, yet she maintains A's and B's. Teachers seem to go the extra mile to re-explain and help with anything the students do not get the first time.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 74% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
82%
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 75% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
98%

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 71% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students68%
Female students74%
Male students62%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial80%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students72%
Female students78%
Male students68%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English75%
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 students72%
Male students71%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students65%
Female students66%
Male students65%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English65%
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 Students57%
Female students62%
Male students53%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial36%
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English59%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students69%
Male students48%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial36%
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students64%
Female students58%
Male students69%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students73%
Female students69%
Male students76%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial67%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English73%
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 "Accredited with Warning".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students73%
Female students81%
Male students67%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English74%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female students100%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Kenneth Butta

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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9700 Salem Church Rd.;
Richmond, VA 23237
Phone: (804) 768-6225

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