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300 Spartan Drive
Slidell, LA 70458

(985) 643-7359
(985) 645-8776
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June 29, 2014
This is not just a review on this school but the St. tammany parish schools in general most schools in this parish dont have incentives like kindergarden and 8th graders graduation they dont have it in this parish so students dont have any thing to congratulate them selves for there hard work. All so , in the high schools if a student is being bullied and the bully starts getting physical the person getting bullied cant fight back or protect there self , because they both will get suspended and get charges put on them for fighting. So i think if your moving or thinking about going to a st tammany parish distract the good thing about the schools is that they have good teachers and the students learn and thats is all that matter

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2013
The principal has no concern for the students. She is very unprofessional when issues/concerns are brought to her attention by the parents. Example, students schedule were not correct. They were not schedule for the basic courses required for graduation i.e. English and Math. On the other hand, they were schedule for Physical Education. After contacting the counselors on several occasions; the principal was contacted. Her response was they can just take P.E., and take the required courses at a later time frame. She has no concern for the students or their future and should not be an Administrator. There are teachers that cannot control their classroom environment; therefore it interferes with the students learning. Case in point, during the 2012-2013 school year, students were throwing textbooks out the classroom window and resulted in damage to staff cars. When the issue was presented to the staff, they basically gave the parents a textbook response and made no effort to correct the problem.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2013
Great Kids and Teachers. Administration (basically the principal and one of the assistant principals) is ruining the school. Teacher are leaving in droves because of their treatment and the school board (even though addressed about it many times) fails to fix the situation.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2013
Great school . Overall Salmen High is very good and cares for the students. Most of the teachers care, are down to earth, and will HELP you. There is always tutoring in the morning, afternoon, and during study hall. The campus is beautiful. New and just great looking. Also sports here excel (except soccer) . Many different kinds of people and many from different backgrounds. Overall, most of the kids mind their business and there are no problems. I am very satisfied with my years here

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2012
Salmen used to be a great school but it spiraled downhill when they started accepting the failures and post- Jump Start kids and let them slide on by through high school while other students actually worked for their diploma, therfore, there is a giant racial inbalance and standards are extremely low. Salmen is literally known as the "last resort" high school in St.Tammany Parish and the terrible principle isn't doing much about it. Kind of saddens me. It used to be such a classy great high school. Now it is the ghetto of St Tammany Parish Public High Schools and its not getting any better. Just goes to show that they can spend a million dollars on place like that and make it look all polished up but its inhabitants (including staff) are below average. Would not reccomend going to this high school. Trust me. I am a student ther. I regret it almost everyday and i wish i wouldnt have ever enrolled at Salmen High School.

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2009
If you are looking for a school that actually CARES about the students this is the place. Salmen most closely resembles the 'real world' more than any other school in St. Tammany Parish. Salmen's student body is made up a melting pot of cultures that most closely represents our world. Having said that, the teachers at Salmen go out of their way to attend to the needs of ALL students. As a matter of fact, a lot of the teachers are former students of Salmen. Salmen has a family environment and despite the rumors, Salmen's students have less disciplinary problems and MORE respect than any other so-called 'advanced' school in the parish. The curriculum is the same as every other school and the students get out what they put into it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I love Salmen because its a very good public school and it is in the process of having to be rebuilt from the hurricane and it will be a better institute for the people of Slidell.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
As a former student of this school, who was transferred out due to parent's jobs, I have had to great opportunity to compare this high school to two others from an insider's point of view. This was a wonderful school for building character and learning how to respect people from all walks of life. No this school was not academically strong, but I think that is due to the lack of parents participation in reminding the students of the importance of education. Coming now from a topped ranked high school, it is the parents (and the tax payers money) that really makes a great school. In my opinion Salmen does a great job with what they have been giving. It is the only high school that where almost every student fits in, within the first two weeks.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2009
Great school, great administration, --the entire school is like one big family. I graduated from salmen and currently have 1 child in the ninth grade academy there. My oldest daughter graduated last year and is now attending lsu (and has a 4.0) Majoring in education to go back and teach at the school. Salmen is the best kept secret on the northshore!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2008
I attend Salmen High, and LOVE IT! Get involved..it makes school so much more fun if you do.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 08, 2008
I am a student of Salmen snd i love that school.I feel good with the people im around three,so educate your children to go there...

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 07, 2008
We chose to move into Salmen's district just so our children could attend this school. Small class sizes; one-on-one attention; excellent administration & staff. Both of them graduated post-katrina (2006 & 2007). We are so grateful to all who were involved in their educationional experience. They have gone on to receive honors at Southeastern & Northwestern universities. I attribute my kids' respect for racial diversity and love of culture, to Salmen and the family atmosphere that they create. I only see bigger and better accomplishments for this school. We will send our youngest in 2015 as a freshman if this school continues to excell.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 03, 2008
I am a Salmen Student and i love the school. I feel comfortable in the enviroment and i love the staff. You feel welcomed at Salmen.

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2008
Very good staff, excellent leadership.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
My daughter when to high school at Salmen High School and I was very disappointed in the school. The standards are so low.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2006
I will be graduating from Salmen this year. our school and ourselves have been through so much and its amazing to see how much love and high spirits we all have for our school. salmen is a home away from home and a family away from family and that is how the students, faculty, and parents all feel. yes, our education standards may be a tad lower academically, but salmen teaches more than that.. it teaches closness, family, and friendship like a school should. after the hurricane, we were moved from school to school, loosing classmates, but salmen is coming back with more activities and closness than ever. I would highly recommend salmen for any student.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2006
Salmen used to be a decent school, but the quality has gone down.

- submitted by a staff
October 20, 2005
If your child doesn't play sports don't bother sending them to Salmen. They will get no attention from teachers and a below average education at best.

- submitted by a former student
September 18, 2005
I am a graduate of Salmen High and I thought that it was extremely helpful in preparing me for the future. I thought the teachers were good and the administration was excellent. Salmen was a huge part of my life then and still is now and always will be. Sports at Salmen are and always will be the best in Slidell and even the state of louisiana. I think the parents really do need to be more involved in their children's education, that is very important. I think Salmen is a very safe place to be, the public image of Salmen is completely wrong and if those people would open their eyes they would realize that. Overall salmen is good school.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2005
Every school has cliques and problems; I don t see Salmen as being that different from other area schools. I do not believe that the teachers of Salmen discriminate against students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In fact, I believe that many of the teachers go out of their way to help disadvantaged and neglected students. However, there are times when students rebel against teachers and create havoc in the classroom, and teachers do not put students creating such havoc above those who are doing what and as they should be. It is a natural reaction for teachers to respond favorably to favorable conditions. This type of response reinforces appropriate behavior.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
I graduated from Salmen a couple of years ago. I felt that it was very easy to make good grades there because the standards were lower than other high schools in the area. I had a good G.P.A. which helped get scholarships, but when I went to college I felt that I was not up to par with most of the other students. Also, I felt as though the athletic programs took away from the extracurricualr activities. Well, this was a few years ago, all I can do is hope it has changed for the better now.

- submitted by a former student
May 15, 2005
I have a child that has been in Salmen for 2 years now. The counselor is fantastic. Mr. Williams is awesome. But on the down side are some of the teachers, or rather they call themselves teachers. If your child is not in the right click, they struggle desperately to make it through. They cannot get the extra help they need. It is really a shame that so many children do suffer because of their low social status. I wonder what God will tell these people when that day comes to meet him and they ask where the line is for the ' I'm better than you' is. Some of the kids are real jerks to those who are not as fortunate as they just so happen to be. I say to those people, you never know about a persons background (abuse, abandonment, ect)so try to be loving and nice to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
I disagree with the respondent who wrote that Salmen is an unkempt school. Salmen was the 1st place winner of the cleanest school contest in the senior high division for 3 years straight and 2nd place winner in 2005. I think that's saying a lot for a school that is over 40 years old. As for the students trashing the grounds, I see no evidence of this occurring. In fact, a team of students and faculty members worked on a Saturday just a few weeks ago to plant new flowerbeds and to trim up some overgrown oaks. Students earned all of the funds for the project through fundraisers and did all of the work themselves along with the faculty sponsors. I think that speaks a great deal about the character and integrity of those at Salmen. Salmen students and teachers work for what they have--nothing is given to them.

- submitted by a teacher
March 20, 2005
This is truly a great school. Mr. Williams is the best principal in this parish; this is his second school reforming. This school has some of the most educated teachers in this parish; some have attended such prestigious institutions like Drew University, UCLA, UT-Austin, and Indiana University. I do wish we had STUDENT involvemnt, but that would come with time. The sutdents are extremely polite, and they are extremely respectful to substitute teachers. I would like to say that Salmen is the best kept secret in Slidell.

- submitted by a teacher
March 03, 2005
I had my doubts about Salmen but after 2 years that my son has gone I LOVE THIS School. My son loves it and enjoys going. The principal is Great, the teachers and staff CARE about their students and help them in any way they can. My son is on the honor roll and does extremely well. I have been on the grounds and the students there are friendly, polite and caring. I have never had a bad experience there. KUDOS TO SALMEN-A GREAT SCHOOL TO LEARN AND CREATE FRIENDSHIPS. -Tara

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2005
This school has more cons than pros. Everyone has a rotten attitude. Students pick fights with visiting schools at football games, and the administration does nothing to stop it. They go to other schools and desicrate their grounds, and Salmen officials does not even chide the students. The school is always run down and dirty, and the teachers don't know what they are talking about half the time. It is a shame that these students have to attend such a deplorable school.

- submitted by a former student
September 10, 2004
It is a great school! The teachers there really owrk hard to make sure that the students are working to the best of their abilities.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2004
If your looking for a great school in the St.Tammany district I would recomend you make the right decision and enroll your child in a school that actually cares whether your child passes or not and also shows them how to have good,safe and clean fun!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
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- submitted by a staff
August 25, 2003
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Salmen High School
300 Spartan Drive, Slidell, LA  70458
(985) 643-7359
Last modified Salmen High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Salmen High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top