Salem High School (Massachusetts)

Salem High School is a four-year public high school in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. It has an enrollment of approximately 900 students (as of 2016), and is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Salem High School
77 Willson Street


Coordinates42°30′22.9″N 70°54′42.1″W / 42.506361°N 70.911694°WCoordinates: 42°30′22.9″N 70°54′42.1″W / 42.506361°N 70.911694°W
TypePublic high school
School districtSalem Public Schools
SuperintendentMargarita Ruiz[1]
DeanJoseph Mullaney, Jamie Flynn
PrincipalVittoria Pacifico
Number of students933 (2016-17)[2]
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Latin
Hours in school day7:24 AM – 2:02 PM (EDT)
School color(s)Red, White & Black             
Song"To Salem High"
Athletics conferenceNortheastern Conference (NEC)
RivalBeverly, Swampscott, Marblehead, Gloucester, and Danvers
NewspaperWitches' Brew

Student life and demographics

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." As of 2016, Mandarin and Arabic were removed from the schools curriculum, although Spanish, French and Latin are still available as language courses.

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

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

External links


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  2. ^ "Salem High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
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  4. ^ Boss, Owen (May 9, 2013). "Council Approves $1.9M Bertram Field Project". Salem Patch.
  5. ^ Bray, Bethany. "Improvements to Bertram Field in Salem receive final approval". Salem News.
Eugene Lacritz

Eugene Edward (Gene) Lacritz (16 November 1929 in Salem, Massachusetts – 18 May 2012 in San Antonio) was an American conductor, clarinetist, saxophonist, and a 31-year professional in management roles at four former specialty retail institutions, one in Houston and three in San Antonio. Notably, he was a senior executive — initially store manager and ultimately executive vice president — at Frost Bros., a former large apparel retail concern based in San Antonio.

Salem High School

Salem High School may refer to a school in the United States:

North Salem High School (Salem, Oregon), formerly known as Salem High School

Salem High School (Arkansas)

Salem High School (Conyers, Georgia)

Salem High School (Indiana)

Salem High School (Massachusetts)

Salem High School, in the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Canton, Michigan

Salem High School (New Hampshire)

Salem High School (New Jersey)

Salem High School (Ohio)

Salem High School (Salem, Virginia)

Salem High School (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

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