Welcome to Salem Public Schools!

Salem Public Schools is an urban public school district in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is a small, diverse city with a proud maritime and immigrant history. Our leaders and our teachers are all passionate about education and understand the urgency of improving student achievement with equity and social-emotional needs as the lens we view all of our work through. We respect and value the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students and their families, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community. Salem Public Schools staff serve all of our students, regardless of ability or language. Salem Public Schools enrolls approximately 4,000 students across its eleven schools.

Looking forward: The 2024-25 School Year

SchoolStart TimeEnd TimeEarly Release Time
Bates Elementary7:45 am1:50 pm11:15 am
Bentley Academy Innovation School7:30 am2:30 pm11:00 am
Carlton Innovation School8:35 am2:40 pm12:05 pm
Collins Middle School8:15 am3:15 pm11:45 am
Early Childhood Center8:45 am2:50 pm12:15 pm
Horace Mann Laboratory School7:50 am1:55 pm11:20 am
New Liberty Innovation School9:00 am3:45 pm12:30 pm
Salem High School7:45 am2:35 pm12:30 pm
Salem Prep8:00 am2:25 pm11:30 am
Saltonstall K-88:20 am3:20 pm11:50 am
Witchcraft Heights Elementary School8:30 am2:35 pm12:00 pm

Start Dates for 2024-25

  • Wednesday, Aug. 28: Carlton grades 1-5
  • Thursday, Aug. 29: Salem High School Grade 9, Salem Prep Grade 9
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4: Grades 1-12; Carlton Pre-K, Kindergarten
  • Monday, Sept. 9: First Day of School, Pre-K and Kindergarten

Elementary and K-8 Schools

Salem currently has five elementary schools serving grades K-5 and one K-8 school.

Bates Elementary School
Bentley Academy Innovation School (BAIS)
Carlton Innovation School
Horace Mann Laboratory School
Saltonstall K-8 School
Witchcraft Heights Elementary School
Kindergarten Class at the Salem Early Childhood Center

Middle School

Salem has one larger middle school and serves a smaller number of students in grades 6-8 in our K-8 school. Saltonstall also has grades 6-8 available for students as well.

Collins Middle School

High Schools

Salem has one traditional high school and two alternative high schools. 

Salem High School

New Liberty Innovation School
Salem Prep High School

Early Childhood Education

Salem offers a limited number of full and half-day spots through its early childhood center, serving ages 3 and 4 as well as pre-k offerings in the district

Salem Early Childhood Center
Early Education Partnership Program (Pre-K)

Family and Student Handbooks

School Name English VersionSpanish VersionPortuguese Version
District Family & Student HandbookDistrict Handbook, 23-24Escuelas Públicas de Salem Manual de Politicas del Distrito para Familias y Estudiantes 2023-24Escolas Públicas de Salem Manual de Politicas do Distrito Familiar e Estudiantil 2023-24
Bates Elementary SchoolBates Handbook 23-24Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano lectivo 2023-2024Manual da Família e do Estudante
Ano lectivo 2023-2024
Bentley Academy Innovation School Bentley Handbook, 23-24Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-24
Manual da Família e do Estudante
Ano lectivo 2023-2024
Carlton Innovation SchoolCarlton Handbook, 23-24Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-24Manual da Família e do Estudante
Ano lectivo 2023-24
Collins Middle School CMS Handbook, 23-24Escuela Secundaria Collins Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-2024Escola Secundária Collins Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano Lectivo 2023-2024
Early Childhood CenterECC Handbook, 23-24Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano lectivo 2023-2024Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano lectivo 2023-24
Horace Mann Laboratory School HMLS Handbook, 23-24Escuela Laboratorio Horace Mann Manual para Familias y Estudiantes Año Escolar 2023-2024Escola Horace Mann Laboratory Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano Lectivo 2023-2024
New Liberty Innovation School NLIS Handbook, 23-24Escuela de Innovación New Liberty Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-2024Escuela New Liberty Innovation
Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano lectivo 2023-2024
Salem High School SHS Handbook, 23-24Escuela Secundaria Salem Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-2024Escola Salem High Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano lectivo 2023-2024
Salem Prep High School SPHS Handbook, 23-24Escuela Secundaria Salem Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-2024Escola Salem Prep Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano lectivo 2023-2024
Saltonstall K-8Salts Handbook, 23-24Escuela Secundaria Salem Prep Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-2024Escuela Secundaria Salem Prep Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-2024
Witchcraft Heights Elementary School WHES Handbook, 23-24Escuela primaria Witchcraft Heights Manual para familias y estudiantes Año escolar 2023-2024Escola primária de Witchcraft Heights Manual da Família e do Estudante Ano lectivo 2023-2024