Salmen High School

  • Salmen High School serves 978 students in grades 8-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the LA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Salmen High School operates within the St. Tammany Parish School District.
  • St. Tammany Parish School District's 79% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 978 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 978 students
Salmen High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Salmen High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Salmen High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Salmen High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 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 15:1 16:1
Salmen High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Salmen High School American Indian Students (2004-2008)
Asian
2%
2%
Salmen High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
5%
6%
Salmen High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
57%
44%
Salmen High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
35%
45%
Salmen High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Salmen High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Salmen High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
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.
0.56 0.35
Salmen High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
58%
58%
Salmen High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
8%
6%
Salmen High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • St. Tammany Parish School District's student population of 37,841 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,362 in this district is less than the state average of $15,711. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,743 is less than the state average of $15,475. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name St. Tammany Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
4
Number of Students Managed 37,841 1,685
St. Tammany Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 79% 67%
St. Tammany Parish School District Graduation Rate (1995-2010)
District Total Revenue $466 MM $27 MM
St. Tammany Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $443 MM $26 MM
St. Tammany Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,362 $15,711
St. Tammany Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,743 $15,475
St. Tammany Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (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.

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