Salisbury Composite High School

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Salisbury Composite High School
20 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 4Y1
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 type Public secondary
Motto Sic Sursum
(Sail On)
Founded 1953
School board EIPS (Elk Island Public Schools)
Superintendent Mark Liguori
Principal Cathy Allen[1]
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1199 (September 2010)
Language English
Colour(s) Red, Black, and White             
Mascot SALvester
Team name Sabres

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.

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)
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Club International
  • German Exchange
  • Competitive E-sports Teams for League of Legends and Super Smash Brothers.

Notable Alumni[edit]