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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Salem High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Canton, MI. It has 2,048 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 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
1240
148 responses
Average ACT
28
151 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$84,876
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,042
National
$949
Median Home Value
$210,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
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  • Football games
    22%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Duchamp Day
    15%
  • Water Wars
    13%
  • Park rival games
    12%
  • Senior Party
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
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%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,539
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,709/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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I feel that there could have been more options with clubs/associations, sports, and courses. I packed a lunch almost daily since the food quality wasn't the greatest. There have also been several threats which have disrupted the school time, as well as threatened our safety at PCEP. We have even had a teacher threaten to bring a gun to school. Ever since the Sandy Hook incident, all doors on campus are locked and can only be opened from the inside. This actually became problematic, because that would mean you'd have to possibly wait for someone to open the door, causing you to be late for class; being marked tardy is all too horrible for you attendance record, especially since they add up. I do wish there was a way to use the student IDs to get inside the building, to avoid this.
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Salem high school is unique because it is a part of a three school campus, better known as PCEP. I have had amazing teachers and classes and there is someone for everyone here. All different types of people from all around. There is a large variety of clubs and activities so there is a place for everyone. I would like to see however, a change in some of the teachers who don’t care about their students and the work they assign them. I think some need to be retrained. I also think that Salem needs to bring more awareness to mental health issues and suicide.
You could be a senior at the park (PCEP) and still not know everyone. You can definitely find the friends for you as well as the electives you want to be specialized. The teachers and administration is great, they care and present full resources possible to you when needed. It gets tiring walking between each school but it really keeps things from being boring. Salem has the best breakfast out of the three schools at the park too. After school activities are a life saver and help you make so many friends. Im into rap music and my friend and I started a rapheads club and I'm the VP, its so fun. Im a kid who enjoys school especially at Salem.