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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Salem High School is an above average, public school located in Salem, NH. It has 1,160 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Salem High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
256 responses
Average ACT
28
30 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$83,343
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,115
National
$949
Median Home Value
$310,200
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Class Wars
    67%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Yankee swaps
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,160
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,668
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$24,182/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
48%
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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As a current senior at Salem High School, I have had the opportunity to experience the student life, interact with the faculty, and advance my education over the last four years. Salem high school is an exceptional secondary school to attend. With the large student body, I have the opportunity to befriend many different students. There is a large variety of courses for students to take as well, including the Career and Technical Education Center on the campus which allows students to dive into their desired careers at an early start through hands-on college courses such as teacher preparation and cosmetology. Salem High School has sent me on a spectacular path as I am exceptionally well prepared heading into college next fall.
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Salem High School offers a wide range of opportunities both in and outside the classroom. There are a multitude of programs offered including CTE, Teacher Prep, Health OC, as well as extracurriculars such as marching band and color guard, football, lacrosse, field hockey, chorus and theater, robotics, and many more. There is something offered for every interest. The staff is incredibly helpful and well-trained. I would recommend SHS to any family.
All of the teachers are absolutely incredible. They give you all of their attention and time and genuinely just want to help you grow, mature, and learn. I am always learning something new in every course I take, and I have enjoyed every single one of them. I feel as though I will leave Salem High with more knowledge and a higher education than most because of all the opportunities it offers to their students. I believe I will be better prepared for college. The only thing I dislike about Salem High school is a small fraction of the students who are ignorant and disrespect other students or teachers. Overall, Salem High School is amazing and I am so appreciative of everything it has done for me.