Have taught in FOUR high schools in this city, and honestly this is the most positive, supportive, versatile, resilient staff I have seen. The library is incredibly student friendly, and teachers are unusually available for their students. The biggest hurdle our students have is the idea some families promote that school/education/being smart is somehow not worth the effort. Thankfully, most families do NOT encourage that way of thinking. The French and Japanese programs are outstanding here, as are culinary, arts, woodworking, and sciences. I love this community and encourage students with dreams of International study and travel to look into North Salem HS.
Our Band Music Program is one of the best that I know of, and it's one that will never fall. Our teachers are good at challenging us while helping us think through the problems step by step. This is a school I recommend for the band program and challenging teachers.
North has one of the best atmospheres to nurture innovative minds. Some might argue that we are "Ghetto", but you truly get what you put in. If you're pessimistic then your time is gonna sulk, the same is true for vice versa. The teacher truly care to make themselves available 24/7 and WANT to see you succeed. 5/5
Two grand nieces have graduated from North Salem High and another niece is a freshman this year and in 4 years a nephew will be going there. For a low income area, they have had some outstanding teachers, their graduating class last year had numerous 4 point students also the music teacher is outstanding.
I have only great things to say about North Salem. As a former student, I have seen first hand all the wonderful things that North has to offer. It was generally clique-free as most students were friends with everyone, and the parent and teacher support was amazing. Though the school lacks in athletics, it is still an excellent environment to learn and perform-- the arts are one of the schools best areas! I couldnt have asked for a better high school experience.