Salem High School (Massachusetts)

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Salem High School
77 Willson Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
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 Jessica B. Callanan, Brian 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 colour(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 490 verbal
487 math
460 writing
1437 total (2015-2016)[3]
Newspaper Witches' Brew

Salem High School is a four-year public high school in Salem, Massachusetts, U.S. 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 the school mascot is the Witches.

Student Life and Demographics[edit]

In addition to academics, students at Salem High School have access to a variety of clubs and organizations. The school has a Student Council that is made up of students and two faculty advisers who work with the administration to solve issues students have. Students can join the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society, to 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." For a full list of organizations please visit the Student Activities page located at the school website.

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

Cross Country


• Girls Volleyball

• Girls Field Hockey

• Boys Soccer

• Girls Soccer


• Football Cheerleading

Winter Sports

• Boys Basketball

• Girls Basketball

• Boys Indoor Track

• Girls Indoor Track





• Hockey Cheerleading

• Basketball Cheerleading

Spring Sports



• Boys Lacrosse

• Girls Lacrosse

• Boys Spring Track

• Girls Spring Track

• Boys Tennis

• Girls Tennis

2013 Renovation of Bertram Field[edit]

The City Council in Salem approved a $1,900,000 [1] renovation of the existing Bertram Field, which is named after North Shore Medical Center captain, John Bertram. [2]

Over the summer of 2013, there was a complete renovation of the entire Bertram Field complex. Construction crews installed a brand new artificial turf field, a brand new track for running, a brand new state-of-the-art scoreboard, and a new 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]

Jack Welch – former chairman and CEO of General Electric.

Jeff Juden – former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Astros and Indians.

Rick Brunson – 9-year NBA veteran.

Eugene Lacritz – conductor, clarinetist, and specialty retail executive in Texas.

Scoonie Penn – former college basketball player at Boston College and Ohio State University, drafted 57th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2000 NBA draft.

• John D. Keenan – former U.S. State Representative for the 7th Essex District in Massachusetts, and the current Vice President for Administration at Salem State University.

Al Ruscio – Actor

Samuel Zoll – former Mayor of Salem, and former Chief Justice of Massachusetts District Courts.

Sean P. Stellato – former Arena Football League player with the Florida Firecats, Louisville Fire, and Memphis Xplorers. Currently an author, motivational speaker, and Sports Agent representing several NFL players.

• Jason "Master Jay" Brown – former radio broadcaster and DJ for JAM'N 94.5 in Boston and iHeart Radio.

• Daniel "DC" Cormier – former radio broadcaster for WAAF 107.3 in Boston, and former producer for The Liz Wilde Show (1991–1996) and The Hillman Morning Show (1999–2001).

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