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Salem Middle School

Serves grades 6 - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
5333 Salem Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
Phone
(678) 676-9402
District
DEKALB COUNTY
County
DEKALB COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1032
Classroom Teachers
68

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Georgia

1

(10 is best)

Better than 7.7% of GA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

1

(10 is best)

Salem Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

50 40 30 20 10 0
13%
43%
18%
47%
8%
40%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 7

50 40 30 20 10 0
14%
41%
13%
39%
15%
43%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
27%
46%
28%
47%
25%
44%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
15
13
15
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 355 34.4%
Grade 7 344 33.3%
Grade 8 333 32.3%
Total 1032 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 0.3% 11.6% 39.3%
Black 95.6% 60.7% 38.0%
Hispanic 3.8% 20.1% 17.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 7.0% 4.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.5% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 99.2% 68.6% 56.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 99.2% 66.5% 52.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 2.0% 4.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 696,952 10,711,908
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,683.8 183
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 7.0% 6.2%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.4% 20.5%
20-44 YEARS OLD 37.2% 33.9%
45-64 YEARS OLD 24.9% 25.6%
65 OR OLDER 12.5% 13.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 260,426 3,830,264
Single Parent Households With Children 12.8% 12.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.9% 87.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 43.7% 32.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 15.5% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.7% 14.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.1% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.7% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.8% 17.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.2% 13.7%
$15,000 or less 9.0% 10.8%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,772 $770,718,152 55.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $727 $72,093,682 5.2%
Staff $511 $50,673,826 3.6%
General Administration $212 $21,023,192 1.5%
School Administration $708 $70,209,528 5.0%
Operation $1,113 $110,371,758 7.9%
Transportation $652 $64,656,232 4.6%
Other $307 $30,443,962 2.2%
Total Support $4,231 $419,571,346 30.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,044 $202,695,304 14.5%
Total Expenditures $14,046 $1,392,885,636 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,866 $11,878,675,144 53.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $1,093,759,348 4.9%
Staff $573 $991,571,700 4.5%
General Administration $152 $263,420,257 1.2%
School Administration $723 $1,251,357,017 5.7%
Operation $860 $1,487,787,082 6.7%
Transportation $551 $953,843,070 4.3%
Other $393 $679,679,981 3.1%
Total Support $3,885 $6,721,757,371 30.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,024 $3,501,965,050 15.8%
Total Expenditures $12,776 $22,102,367,644 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%