Salmen High School

Salmen High School serves 972 students in grades 8 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Salmen High School operates within the St. Tammany Parish School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 972 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 972 students
Salmen High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Salmen High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Salmen High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Salmen High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Salmen High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
2%
Salmen High School Asian Students (1991-2014)
Hispanic
4%
5%
Salmen High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
58%
44%
Salmen High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
35%
46%
Salmen High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Salmen High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Salmen High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.35
Salmen High School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
56%
60%
Salmen High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Salmen High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,684 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,193 is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,118 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has grown by 35% over four years.
School District Name St. Tammany Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
5
Number of Students Managed 37,684 2,019
St. Tammany Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 79% 67%
St. Tammany Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $439 MM $30 MM
St. Tammany Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $509 MM $31 MM
St. Tammany Parish School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,193 $13,503
St. Tammany Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,118 $14,322
St. Tammany Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Salmen High School is a public high school in Slidell, Louisiana, under the St. Tammany Parish School Board.
  • History: Salmen was established in 1965 to meet the population growth caused by the Space Race. It originally opened in what is now Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school. In 1966, the school was moved to the present campus. In the 1965-66 school year, Salmen served grades seven through nine. Each year another grade was added, with the first senior class graduating in 1969. Later the seventh and eighth grades were dropped.
  • Hurricane Katrina: 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, FEMA'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. Even the principal, Byron Williams, was disheartened, but understands that we must move on and rebuild. 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.

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Slidell High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is St. Tammany Junior High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is W.l. Abney Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SlidellW.l. Abney Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: 1-5 | 855 students825 Kostmayer Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)643-4044
    1.11-5855
  • SlidellAbney Elementary Early Childhood Center
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-KG | 266 students829 Kostmayer Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)649-1858
    1.2PK-KG266
  • SlidellGlynn H. Brock Elementary School
    1.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 325 students259 Brakefield St
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)643-5166
    1.8PK-5325
  • SlidellSt. Tammany Junior High School
    1.8 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 627 students701 Cleveland Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)643-1592
    1.86-8627
  • SlidellSlidell Junior High School
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    2.6 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 742 students333 Pennsylvania Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)641-5914
    2.67-8742

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