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Port Washington, NY
Students enrolled: 422

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10 Newbury Road
Port Washington, NY 11050

(516) 767-5400
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March 11, 2014
School has been wonderful for my kids. Great education, nurturing teachers and administration. Excellent foundation to get kids excited about school.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
outstanding teachers and the Principal is very good and quite accessible. We have two happy kids here and we have high standards!!! Better than our experience at the neighboring town's school before we moved.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2012
While aesthetically this school is nice, that is where it ends. This school is managed by a busybody principle who meddles in your private affairs. Not to mention, they invaded my privacy by releasing my contact information despite numerous requests, both in writing and telephonically, not to. I got a phone call from someone trying to hustle me into joining the HSA. Telling me they wanted money from me. When I mentioned I wasn't interested in joining, the person became irate. They put my child on a bus, despite me informing them I pick up the child myself. They had to search all the buses to find my child. This school is also built on a landfill. When asked, they conveniently do not know what you are talking about. Thanks to the internet, that information is public. Also, there is no air conditioning. The classrooms are sweltering. They say they can't afford it and suggest dressing your child appropriately and providing bottles of water for them. The list goes on and on. Its a gang type of mentality at this school, you are either one of them or you are ostracized. The principle is very chummy with the interim superintendent, so if any issues arise, you are on your own.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
My three childern are in Salem, and have all been receiving an excellent education. In recent years, they loved their teachers, and get involved in a variety of topics.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
We are thrilled with this school and the district, teachers and administration. We feel it has the services of a private school, the teachers and leadership is excellent, the school and programs are great. Our kids were in the Manhasset School District and we like this better both in terms of education and how happy our kids are. It is more diverse than the Manhasset School which was too WASPy.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
Salem is new so the building's atmosphere is optomistic and bright. It is the best elementary school in Port Washington; one of the best school districts in the country (should be for the taxes we pay). The teachers are mostly very good and the bad ones get weeded out. The music instruction is incredible and the students encouraged to achieve high marks. Taxes could be lowered by not having so many special ed. teachers and counselors who don't do much. When I went to school, the teachers taught for an entire day; corrected homeworks at home and were paid less for it. We were just as smart if not smarter with only 1 teacher and not all of these 'specialists'. The public library in town is a great resource which gets ignored once kids go to school. The HSA should not be a full time fundraiser for stay at home

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2009
There is diversity in the school, as there is in Port Washington. I have one child currently at Salem and one graduated Salem and who is now in middle school. Both are doing extremely well. The school's teachers are excellent and caring. Both of my boys scored 4's (highest possible grades) on their State exams; clearly they are doing the right thing at Salem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 17, 2009
This school is terrible. There is very l ittle diversity and the student sense of entitlement is rampant. The staff is not cohesive or unified and the principal is a wet noodle who has absolutelyno concept on how to manage his school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 10, 2008
My family is very happy with South Salem. It is a warm, nurturing envrionment.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
I always feel very welcome to voice my opinions and to get involved. The teachers are top notch, they go above and beyond what would be expected. The school is clean with many many materials for students at different levels.Parental involvement is high but at a healthy level. They do not make educational decisions but help the educators bring ideas to life when needed.

- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2007
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South Salem Elementary School
10 Newbury Road, Port Washington, NY  11050
(516) 767-5400
Last modified South Salem Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Salem Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top