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Salem Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 467 students

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 22, 2013

Salem Elementary is a hidden gem in VA Beach. The building is kept impressively clean by the dedicated custodial staff. It is obvious that the teachers and staff of Salem sincerely care about our children, and look out for their academic and personal well-being. I love the warm, family feel of Salem Elementary. I am so glad my 2 children have the opportunity to go to this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Very happy with my children's first year in public school at Salem Elem. it was a family type atmosphere and far from overwhelming for them. The communication from the PTA leaves much to be desired but I wouldn't hold that against the teachers or faculty. Overall, a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This is the last year of my son there, and we are going to miss the school . Great teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

As a staff member at Salem, I am proud to work at such a wonderful school. The faculty puts student's learning and their well-being above anything else. I LOVE MY JOB:) Salem ROCKS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2011

Wonderful staff and teachers. They care about the families and the children of this school. We transferred from CT and they have made us feel so welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

We transferred to Virginia Beach 2 years ago and my son started school as a kindergartener at Salem. I was a bit nervous and scared to say the least... Salem is a WONDERFUL school and I learned that right from the get go! It has wonderful and caring teachers and staff. It's like one big Salem family. The office staff are extremley friendly and go out of their way to help you anyway they can. The principal is very active in all school activities and cares enough to listen to all concerned parents. The PTA is very active and goes above and beyond for the families of Salem. We were truly blessed by attending Salem the first couple years of my sons school years. I only wish we weren't being transferred again and that we were able to finish my sons grade school years at Salem. Salem ROCKS!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

I have been happy with both the regular ed. and special ed. classes at Salem. I have found that both fit my children's academics needs. The staff here tries hard to make you feel at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

I have not been happy with the special edd class here at this school. will tell you anything to make you happy but nothing gets done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

My children went to Salem and now my grandchildren are attending. I have found the same positive, welcoming, and active school as I did 10+ years ago. My children learned and my grandchildren are learning so much from their dedicated teachers! Thank you again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

This school has an excellent special education department. They are dedicated and always willing to do what is best for the individual child. Although somewhat limited with resources, they give it their best effort.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students87%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students84%
Female students78%
Male students88%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students88%
Female students96%
Male students82%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students77%
Female students61%
Male students88%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 students76%
Male students87%
Black students81%
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students79%
Male students90%
Black students90%
Asian students80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students68%
Female students65%
Male students70%
Black students50%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students84%
Female students81%
Male students87%
Black students68%
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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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3961 Salem Lakes Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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