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. For more information about our 5-Year Strategic Plan, click here.

About Salem Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is an 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 lively destination with numerous recreational and cultural attractions that draws people from around the world.


2021-2022 School Arrival and Dismissal Times

School NameSchool Hours for 21-22Early Release Time
Bates7:45am – 1:50pm11:25am
Bentley7:30am – 3:05pm11:20am
Carlton8:20am – 2:25pm12:00pm
Collins Middle School7:30am – 3:00pm12:30pm
Early Childhood Center8:30am – 2:30pm11:00am
Horace Mann7:50am – 1:55pm11:25am
New Liberty8:30am – 3:15pm1:00pm
Salem High School7:45am – 2:35pm12:45pm
Salem Prep8:00am – 2:25pm12:00pm
Saltonstall8:00am – 3:00pm11:30am
Witchcraft Heights8:20am – 2:25pm12:00pm