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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Salem High School is a highly rated, public school located in Canton, MI. It has 2,048 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
46181 Joy Rd
Canton, MI 48187
Telephone
(734) 416-2800

Salem High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1260
216 responses
Average ACT
28
169 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,993
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,093
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
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  • Football games
    21%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Water Wars
    14%
  • Duchamp Day
    14%
  • Park rival games
    12%
  • Senior Party
    11%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,048
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,539
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,709/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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I did not go to an ordinary high school. I went to PCEP (Plymouth Canton Educational Park), where there are not one, but three high schools on one campus. These schools were Salem, Plymouth, and Canton high school. What was unique about this campus was that even though I was a Salem student, I had classes in all three schools. If your next class was in another school, you would have 10 minutes to walk on what is called "The Path" to get to your next class. Being enrolled at PCEP was interesting. When the Friday night lights came along, everyone from students all the way to 30-year alumni came to the game. Especially when one school on campus played another school on campus. For instance, the Canton vs Plymouth game is usually the most attended game of the year for all three schools. PCEP offers a widely ranged variety of classes for whatever it is you want to get into. Everything from Engineering to Culinary. Overall, my experience at Salem High School was very good. Go Rocks!
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I have been a Plymouth Canton District Student for my entire schooling career, and I graduated from Salem High School in 2018. This high school provided me with sufficient preparation for college especially with their large variety of Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Furthermore, they have over 100 clubs and sports for students to participate in which allows every student to fit in and find a strong group of friends. Moreover, the school itself is very diverse, and has many organizations specific to a students beliefs, religion or interests. Each teacher was very helpful and knowledgable when it came to their course and other information such as SAT prep and college applications. Most importantly, the school taught their students how to balance rigorous classes with sports and other activities making it a place where students could explore all of their interests. I loved Salem High School and recommend that students attend this school.
Overall I really like my school; there is a good diversity and so many people to meet. Since Salem High School is also connected to two other schools, Canton, and Plymouth High School, the faculty and help are extended. There is always more than enough help available that my school, which is a huge benefit. One other thing I really like is that there extracurriculars for everyone. Something I would change if I could is to make school start times later. Most of the students are half asleep most of the day and even sleep in classes. Another annoying thing about the school is that we have to walk outside for each hour, between schools, through every weather except lightning. Other then that, my school is pretty decent, and I have enjoyed my time in high school.