Salmen High School
"Salmen" redirects here. For the politician in the Åland Islands see Olof Salmén.
|Salmen High School|
|300 Spartan Dr.
Slidell, Louisiana 70458 USA
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Website||Salmen High School homepage|
Hurricane Katrina devastated Salmen, pushing a storm surge of over eight feet through the area. All the buildings were devastated, with the exception of the new science wing, which was built in the last few years. After the storm, the School was closed for just over a month, but on 3 October 2005, Salmen started a platooning schedule at Northshore High School, which was mostly untouched by the storm. Northshore students attended from 6:55 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., and Salmen attended from 1:25 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. In mid January, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's assessment showed that more than 51% of the Salmen campus was damaged beyond repair, meaning that everything except the science building would have to be demolished and rebuilt. The new school is supposed to be done by the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. On 17 January 2006, Salmen moved into the rebuilt St. Tammany Jr. High School, and is intended to finish the year there. A temporary school is being built for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. Before the storm, Salmen had just over 1000 students. As of 21 February 2006 about 800 of them have returned.
The new school will be complete in 2010 and will be elevated to feature tuck-under parking.
Sources: The New Orleans Times Picayune
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