Why Choose Salem

Salem Public Schools aspires to ensure that all students are prepared to achieve and inspired to learn. Our vision is that all students will be locally engaged, globally-connected, and fully prepared to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

We serve close to 4000 students who speak more than 34 different languages coming from 37 different countries. More than 50% of our students identify as Hispanic, Black, Asian, or Multi-Racial while just under 50% of our students identify as White. Over 60% of our students come from low-income households, 21% are students with disabilities, and 14% are English language learners.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Stephen Zrike, our district is vibrant, collaborative, and driven to succeed.

About Salem Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is a historic seacoast community located 15 miles north of Boston with a culturally diverse population of 42,000. Salem is a growing, culturally diverse city with a rich literary, architectural, maritime, and immigrant history, including its role in the 17th~century Salem Witch Trials.~ In the 19th~century it was one of the most important seaports in the country. Today it is a lively destination with numerous recreational and cultural attractions that draws people from around the world.


2022-2023 School Arrival and Dismissal Times

School NameSchool Hours for 22-23Early Release Time
Bates7:45am – 1:50pmTBD
Bentley7:30am – 2:30pmTBD
Carlton8:30am – 2:35pmTBD
Collins Middle School8:10am - 3:10pmTBD
Early Childhood Center8:45am – 2:50pmTBD
Horace Mann7:50am – 1:55pmTBD
New Liberty9:00am – 3:45pmTBD
Salem High School7:45am – 2:35pmTBD
Salem Prep8:00am – 2:25pmTBD
Saltonstall8:15am – 3:15pmTBD
Witchcraft Heights8:30am – 2:35pmTBD