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East Salem Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 442 students

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Posted February 17, 2014

Do not send your child to this school.. The principal and asst. principal are not concerened with what is best for a child or children. The have one agenda and that is their standing, if a parent has an issue for any reason, the child and parent is marked as bad or a problem. For example. my son was being picked on so I went to principal for help, she was very defensive and said my child was being a baby and needed to grow up. Now my child and I are being shunned by people within the school. Next school year we will not be at this school. Very sad..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

my experience with this school has been anything but positive. The leaders of this school are very critical of students, they have been rude and unwelcoming especially to a child that has any kind of learning disability. The school is run more like prison, I have witnessed on several occasions children being made to feel bad about themselves and their abilities. When choosing a elem. school in Salem VA do not choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

the leader's of this school are only concerned with their own bias opinions of people and has no problem gossiping about their opinion to others. If the child has any type of learning disabilities the leaders at this school will try and keep any help from being addressed or offered. The children are expected to be at school sick or not, expecting you as a parent to send them sick, so they can decide if the child is sick or not. I was once told by one of these leader's the parent is not the best person to decide the health of their child, it is more important for the child to come and be counted and then the school nurse can decide if the child is sick or not. The children are not allowed to talk during their breakfast or lunch. The school is very rigid and unwelcoming, except for the secretary. I find it all very sad, that so many parents do not question the environment that their children are in. If you care about your child's self-esteem then do not send to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

I have been exceptionally pleased with the school. The principal cares for each child and the support of teachers are great. They go the extra mile to ensure that your child gets a good education. The school is a diverse school and there are families from all economic backgrounds but they treat each child the same and they all receive a good education. They are a Title I school and specialized in helping in Math and Reading and one year they had a Spanish speaking teacher that assisted with parents that do not speak English well. I am pleased all around with my child's progress at this school and think it was a great choice for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

I have been very impressed by how well organized they are. The teachers were all very kind. The PTA Volunteers I met were also great. East Salem has a great team and that usually comes from having a great leader. In the times I have spoke with her even though she was busy she took the time to help. John Bryant / Super Kicks Karate


Posted May 3, 2009

I disagree with the reviews and rating that this school has received. My childs experience with this school has been horrible. This school only cares about test scores and not the well being of the child. Children are not allowed to talk at lunchtime, if any homework is incorrect they have to miss out on things like recess, gym,music, library. Lunch is sometimes eaten in class so they can do work....my childs self esteem is going downhill in this stressful environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

8 out of 10 my child has been attending for 2 years now she and we love the teacher we have met
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

The East Salem PTA is outstanding. Parent-involvement is like no other. My son attended East Salem K - 5th grade. We loved it! When I visited the school, the faculty and staff either knew my name or acknowledged me. I often ate lunch with my son and was always involved as a room-parent. Mrs. Barnett is a phenominal 3rd-grade teacher. Mrs. Craighead was another of our favorites. Visit this school. It is definately a rare find!
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Posted July 10, 2004

I think East Salem Elementary School has a fine group of teachers. I have 2 daughters 1 that will be going into the 3rd grade & another that will be just starting. My oldest daughter has been very lucky to have had such caring teachers. They have worked with her so much. Thank you and keep up the great work.
—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 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
94%

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 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students89%
Female students92%
Male students85%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students73%
Female students78%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students71%
Female students80%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students82%
Female students79%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students82%
Female students79%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students71%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students76%
Female students61%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students71%
Female students63%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 "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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  • Mrs. Diane D. Rose

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1765 Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 375-7001

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