Salmen High School

Salmen High School serves 958 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Salmen High School operates within the St. Tammany Parish School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 958 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 958 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Asian
3%
1%
Hispanic
4%
4%
Black
58%
48%
White
34%
44%
Two or more races
1%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.55 0.34
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%
61%
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.
9%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,527 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name St. Tammany Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
5
Number of Students Managed 37,527 2,117
Graduation Rate 77% 68%
District Total Revenue $431 MM $33 MM
District Spending $474 MM $33 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,130 $14,187
District Spending / Student $13,354 $14,076
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 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 Students Grades
  • SlidellW.l. Abney Elementary School
    825 Kostmayer Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)643-4044
    1.1 mi | 848 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • SlidellAbney Elementary Early Childhood Center
    829 Kostmayer Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)649-1858
    1.2 mi | 264 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • SlidellGlynn H. Brock Elementary School
    259 Brakefield St
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)643-5166
    1.8 mi | 330 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • SlidellSt. Tammany Junior High School
    701 Cleveland Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)643-1592
    1.8 mi | 640 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SlidellSlidell Junior High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    333 Pennsylvania Ave
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)641-5914
    2.6 mi | 705 students | Gr. 7-8                      

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