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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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