Salmen High School

  • Salmen High School serves 909 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is approximately equal to the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Salmen High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Salmen High School's student population of 909 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students909 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Salmen High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Salmen High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#609 out of 1277 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
61%
44%
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White
30%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.540.61
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Graduation Rate
71%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Tammany Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school 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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