School Details

Salem High School

44 Geremonty Dr, Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7069

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1682 students 16 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Salem School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Salem High School is a public high school in Salem. 1,682 students go to Salem High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% of the 1,682 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Salem High School is 16:1. Methuen High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)


  • (4 years ago)

    I have a Junior and a Senior at the school. It has been nothing but good. My Senior with help from his guidance counseler got himself accepted to UNH with minimal effort from me. They have taught him well. My Junior loves atheletics and there are good quality coaches at Salem HS. The school is run down but they seem to work around it well enough. Both of my kids like it. Even though they were both jealous after a tour of the new Windham HS I guess it's beautiful.

  • (4 years ago)

    We've had nothing but good experiences at Salem High academically and in athletics. I have 1 child that graduated from Salem High and another in school there now. Both love/d it. The older one was an honor/AP student and got into and is going to BU. The guidance dept was awesome in college app. process. I agree the building isn't the best but buildings don't teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    Keep your kids away. Not a good place to learn. They think that mediocre is good as it won't offend anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    If you have a choice do not send your kids to this school. It is run down and the the town spends no money on trying to keep it up. The classes are a joke and so is the administration. I couldn't beleive how unorganized this school is. They DO NOT address needs with parents and they let the kids run wild. The teachers do not teach and expect the parents to teach. My child watched more movies like Finding Nemo than getting an education. A big disapointment. We moved so that my other child could go to a better high school

  • (6 years ago)

    I recently graduated from this school and I loved every year of it. The teachers were helpful to what students needed. You could tell that they actually cared about us because they put out more of an effort than I would have expected. Since graduating I am still in contact with a few teachers because I was close to them in school. The school is more laid-back than some other schools but they really work on preparing you for college. They have a very good guidance department that works with us through out the entire college application process. They were much more involved with this than other schools my friends went to.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had two boys attend Salem High and we have been very happy with the school and the curriculum. The AP courses were very helpful in getting our oldest offers from RPI BU and UNH. Many of the teachers there are exceptional. We have also found the administration responsive to any concerns we have had.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had the opportunity to have a child in both a private High School and Salem High .. Overall I have been very pleased with the effort put forth by the teachers at this school. I have dealt mainly with the Honors Teachers. I will not hestiate to send my third child to this school. There is also a great effort to keep parents involved which is another plus.

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