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Salem High School

Public | 9-12 | 1682 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 19, 2013

TIMBERLANE IS BETTER THAN SALEM IS. ESPECIALLY THE WEBSITE. TIMBERLANE TIMBERLANE TIMBERLANE TIMBERLANE TIMBERLANE TIMBERLANE
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

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


Posted July 8, 2009

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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2006

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 37% in 2012.

381 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2012.

383 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
38%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
Female36%
Male48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian42%
Hispanic or Latino24%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability12%
Without educational disability47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian83%
Hispanic or Latino89%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability49%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female38%
Male23%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian25%
Hispanic or Latino35%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability8%
Without educational disability34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant31%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 90%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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