Salem High School (Massachusetts)

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Salem High School
77 Willson Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
United States
Coordinates 42°30′22.9″N 70°54′42.1″W / 42.506361°N 70.911694°W / 42.506361; -70.911694Coordinates: 42°30′22.9″N 70°54′42.1″W / 42.506361°N 70.911694°W / 42.506361; -70.911694
Type Public high school
Motto Students Have Solutions
School district Salem Public Schools
Superintendent Margarita Ruiz[1]
Dean Joseph Mullaney, Jamie Flynn
Principal David Angeramo
Grades 9–12
Number of students 947[2] (2016)
Language English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Latin
Hours in school day 7:24 AM – 2:02 PM (EDT)
Campus Urban
School color(s) Red, White & Black             
Song "To Salem High"
Athletics conference Northeastern Conference (NEC)
Mascot Witch
Rival Beverly, Swampscott, Marblehead, Gloucester, and Danvers
Average SAT scores 523 verbal
522 math
1045 total (2016–17)[3]
Newspaper Witches' Brew

Salem High School is a four-year public high school in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. It has an enrollment of approximately 947 students (as of 2016), and is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The staff consists of a principal, three housemasters, a curriculum director, athletic director, director of guidance, six guidance counselors, and over a hundred teachers. The school colors are red, white & black and its mascot is the Witches.

Student life and demographics[edit]

In addition to academics, students have access to a variety of clubs and organizations. The school has a Student Council, which is made up of students and two faculty advisers who work with the administration to solve issues other students may have. Students can join the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society, in which students can apply during their junior or senior year, along with the National Art Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, to which students can apply during their sophomore year. The school also offers an extraordinary music department, with programs such as the Marching Band, which is commonly known as The Pride Of The North Shore. Salem High School is a member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC). "The effects of a Marine Corps JROTC unit extend far beyond the classroom and into the community in developing character, leadership, and civic responsibility. The program makes a difference by keeping kids in school, providing an environment conducive to their personal development and growth, and helping them become productive members of the community."

Student Demographics (2011–12):

  • White – 53.7%
  • Hispanic – 34.1%
  • African-American – 4.7%
  • Asian – 3.2%
  • Native American – 0.1%
  • Multi-race – 4.2%

These demographics reflect the city of Salem's growing ethnic diversity.


Salem High School is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (District A), in which it is part of the Northeastern Conference. Athletics are open to all students at Salem High School during Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports


If a student at Salem High School gets detention, suspension, or any disciplinary actions excluding being expelled, he/she will not be allowed to attend any extracurricular activities until they serve these punishments. This includes prom, social gatherings, and sporting events.

2013 Renovation of Bertram Field[edit]

The City Council in Salem approved a $1,900,000 renovation of the existing Bertram Field,[4] which is named after North Shore Medical Center captain, John Bertram.[5]

Over the summer of 2013, there was a complete renovation of the entire Bertram Field complex. Construction crews installed a new artificial turf field, a track for running, a scoreboard, and a flagpole. This was an important investment because the field is used by the Salem High School athletics program, in addition to various youth sports programs across from the City of Salem.

Notable graduates[edit]

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