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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Salem High School is an above average, public school located in Salem, MA. It has 926 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
77 Willson Street
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone
(978) 740-1123
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Salem High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1130
217 responses
Average ACT
28
31 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$65,528
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,149
National
$949
Median Home Value
$331,300
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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    36%
  • Going to games
    23%
  • Powder puff
    11%
  • Band Competitions
    5%
  • Going to plays at our school
    5%
  • Staying afterschool
    5%
  • Banquets
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
926
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,492
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,020/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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My experience with Salem High for the four years that I attended was great. I made lots of different relationships with teachers and classmates. Being in an environment where the community was very diverse made the energy in each classroom positive. Our spirit weeks we would all come together as a class and take pride being from Salem. However, I do believe that Salem High does need a change after graduating from school it has been changed and they need to come together like before.
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I had so many so many opportunities to be involved with excellent programs in academics and music. It has a very wide range of opportunities no matter what your interests or abilities are. It is very inclusive in all regards. In extra-curricular areas, if you are not the best at something but would like to try it, you can probably still be part of it. It does not produce the #1 ranking to be inclusive but it does produce well rounded students who actually enjoy what they are doing!
I would say the "Salem High School experience" is just average, if not below. And with the new administration changes, I would recommend not coming here if you can help it. For my freshman to junior year, we had Mr. Angeramo as our principal and he was active within our community, but senior year we had a new one, and 7 months into the school year, she quit. Salem high is going through too many transitions at once and there is no stability. For activities, you can either be an athlete or heavily involved within the music and arts department... there isn't much in between. The factor that makes this school bearable is the faculty and staff that actually care for the students and our education.