Salisbury Composite High School

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Salisbury Composite High School
20 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 4Y1, Canada
Coordinates 53°31′30″N 113°18′00″W / 53.525°N 113.300°W / 53.525; -113.300Coordinates: 53°31′30″N 113°18′00″W / 53.525°N 113.300°W / 53.525; -113.300
School board EIPS (Elk Island Public Schools)
Superintendent Bruce Beliveau
Principal Cathy Allen[1]
Vice principal Jeff Spady, Sunny Sandhu, Kari Archer
School type Public secondary
Grades 10-12
Language English
Motto Sic Sursum
Sail On
Mascot SALvester
Team name Sabres
Colours Red, Black, and White             
Founded 1953
Enrollment 1199 (September 2010)

Salisbury Composite High School, often referred to as Sal or Sal Comp, is a public high school located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. It is part of Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No. 14.


Salisbury Composite High School was founded in 1953. In June 1954, ten teachers organized the school's first graduation ceremony for 27 students. In the Fall of 1969, "Salisbury" became Salisbury Composite High School with a move to its present location in Sherwood Park and the opening of its vocational department. In June 1982, 490 students graduated from the school, which was its largest graduating class thus far. [EDIT by former student: The Class of 1988 was 578 or 587 students—the year after was approximately the same size as well.] The number of students graduating from this school now averages at about 350 students per year.

Salisbury's motto is Sic Sursum which means "sail on". The school logo consists of a sailing ship with Salisbury's motto. Salisbury's colours are red, black and white, and the various sports teams are known as the Sabres.

Salisbury's crest consists of a large "S" in front of crossed sabres. The sabres point skywards in a salute to victory.



Salisbury Composite is home to the leading female scorer in Alberta High School basketball history ( A three year letterman, Justine Nealon averaged 34 points per game over her high school career for a total of 2,741 points. Following her graduation, she attended the University of Alberta ( where she served as a three year starter following her Freshman year.


Sabres teams represent Salisbury in the following sports:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheer
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Handball
  • Volleyball


Clubs at Salisbury include

  • Team Leadership
  • Video Game Club
  • SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving)
  • Reveal (Christian faith group)
  • Human Rights Club
  • Club International
  • German Exchange

Notable Alumni[edit]


International Baccalaureate Organization - Salisbury Composite High School

Sherwood Park Public Schools History

2006 ASAA Provincial Football Results

Sabres Football Page

Salisbury Student Clubs