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 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Salem High School Rankings
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- A334 Students
- A+265 Students
- B-230 Students
- B+214 Students
- B+152 Students
- B+148 Students
- B140 Students
- C+117 Students
- B+107 Students
- B72 Students
Living in the Area
- Crime & SafetyB
- Cost of LivingB+
- Good for FamiliesA+
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Salem High School Reviews
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!
In my past three years at Salem High School as well as the Park in general, I have learned quite a lot about myself. I have learned that having only a small group or a couple of friends is absolutely fine and that sometimes it's better. I used to worry about what people would think of me, but high school has boosted my confidence like nothing else ever has. I've taken various classes, including Drama and Speech, that challenged my public speaking and communication skills, as well as my faith and willing to believe in myself. The Park truly has a place for everyone, and even though it's huge, it's easier than you think to find your spot. Being popular is not important. High school has taught me to live in the moment, and not to take things too seriously. I have learned and improved many important skills here due to the amazing faculty and resources available to ensure my and other's success.
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.