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About This School

South Salem Elementary School is a public elementary school in Salem. The principal of South Salem Elementary School is Mrs. Margaret E. Humphrey. 414 students attend South Salem Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 20% of the 414 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South Salem Elementary School is 15:1. West Salem Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son LOVES South Salem!!! He graduates from 5th grade this year. Here's just a few reasons we love SS so much He was allowed to shine several times as an individual and with a group. The staff is wonderful. They have all been very direct. The teachers contact your BEFORE there is a major drop in your childs grades giving you time to get your child back on track. All the staff is there for parent and child open for meetings emails or telephone calls. The support from PTA is amazing!! We will miss South Salem!!! <3

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers! School gets the whole community involved in learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended South Salem and now my daughter goes there too. Wonderful teachers great principal caring staff. I loved it then and my daughter loves it now. I wouldn't have her go anywhere else!

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children attended South Salem and the teachers on all grade levels as well as the principals and staff have been instrumental in the formative years for my children. They love school and that is mainly due to the enthusiasm and community involvment with South Salem.

  • (5 years ago)

    SSES is great!!! I am excited to for my son I know he is getting a great education. The school is full of love for the kids and inspires the desire to learn. I could not be happier that we were able to live in this community and he is able to go to this school. He has attended SSES all of his educational life now in the 5th grade I can only hope the Middle School experience will be even close to the what we have had at SSES.

  • (9 years ago)

    South Salem is a school a parent can be proud to send their kids to. The pricipal loves the students and the teachers truly care and work well with the parents. The test scores they receive are always very good. The sports programs are second to none. I have 2 kids and never have I felt that the kids my children were going to school with were kids I should have concern with. What a great community!

  • (10 years ago)

    Academic excellance is what you will find at South Salem. No matter if you have an Honor's tudent 'middle of the road' child or someone that needs a little (or a lot) of extra assistance this is the school you want to choose! The experience and education they will receive will far exceed your expectations.

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