Salem Elementary School

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6116 Old Jenks Rd

Apex, NC 27523

(919) 363-2865

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 960

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Salem Elementary School

I am the parent of a rising Kindergardener, and this is our base school. The school administration's lack of responsiveness and unfriendly attitude makes me run the other direction. As any new parent, I wanted to learn more about the school. First, I emailed the principal and requested to talk with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/04/14

We are one of the first to do student registration, still waiting for the student ID. Other capped schools near by were able to send in long ago. And the response from school always say they are busy and swamped. if they cannot get even to the first few forms yet, wondering how long they are going to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/30/14

This is our second year at Salem. Last year was good, but I am rating this below average because: 1) I feel that ensuring consistent teacher quality across grades is critical to student success; 2) leadership, namely principal, presence is important to show to the parents and kids. My son, my youngest ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/13

Nothing special about this school. I must admit I haven't been to any others but it is just so-so...testing appears to be the most important thing for the administration as is technology. If you are into that kind of thing than you'd be happy. The administrations main goal seems to be smartboards ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

Salem Elementary is an outstanding school! The teachers and staff are very dedicated to their students and really enjoy their jobs. The administration is incredibly charismatic and knows the children and their families by name. All staff members are friendly and provide a nurturing, loving and safe ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/13

We thought this was a wonderful school. There were a few things that could have been stronger, but overall it was a great experience for both of my children.

Posted by a parent on 01/28/13

If your kid is gifted and wants to learn more and faster, you will be most likely disappointed, as that's highly discouraged at Salem and no infrastructures for such. I had to transfer my kid to a magnet school despite almost 2 hrs on bus daily. The school's preference for mediocracy has shown in its ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/19/12

Academics seem pretty good here, but there are lots of good schools in this area. I give an average rating because when it comes to being progressive, Salem Elementary is below average. The school is very much about test scores and not so much about turning out well-rounded conscientious human beings. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/06/12

We looked at public and private schools throughout the area and as soon as a spot opened up at Salem Elementary, we jumped on it for our son. The quality of instruction there is far and above what our peers are paying tens of thousands of dollars for at private schools. Where the district fails, parents ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/25/12

Both our daughter (who is now a middle schooler) and our son, both who are special needs children absolutely love(d) Salem Elementary. The staff all the way from the principle down to the teachers and support staff really care about the children. They go above and beyond to make sure each gets a good ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/28/10

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Test scores for Salem Elementary School

EOG* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Salem Elementary School
Wake County Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Apex schools — Salem Elementary School is located at 6116 Old Jenks Rd, Apex NC 27523. 6116 Old Jenks Rd is in the 27523 ZIP code in Apex, NC The school district for Salem Elementary School is the Wake County Schools. Salem Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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