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West Salem Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 415 students

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Posted January 13, 2011

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


Posted November 9, 2005

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

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
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
History and Social Science

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

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

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students72%
Female students77%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students71%
Female students63%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students92%
Female students86%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students84%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students90%
Female students91%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students89%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students76%
Female students86%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students85%
Female students94%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
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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520 N Bruffey St
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 387-2503

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