Salem High School

by Meghan Shott | Mar 9, 2015
Salem High School Salem High School provides students a quality education along with a large selection of extra curriculars and a variety of athletic opportunities. With fewer than 500 students, the school staff and faculty give specialized attention and get to know each and every student along with their strengths and weaknesses. Students benefit from the small class sizes and personal relationships they build with the entire student body.

Students from Elsinboro, Lower Alloways Creek Township, Mannington Township and Quinton Township attend the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship, according to the school’s 2010 Report Card from the NJ Department of Education.

Congratulations to recent Students of the Month: Ezekiel Patterson (pictured), Michael Kamenakis, Jonathan Taylor, Abigail Sharp, Dione Alston, Shamal Hayward, Shakir Nichols, Harrison Coblentz, Wuanyay Green and Gayle Sanders.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering, in conjunction with Rowan University, is a national program that focuses on applying engineering, science, math and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context, according to the school district’s website. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, rather than just getting the right answer.

Students at the school also have the opportunity to take college-level, dual-credit courses in association with Salem County College. Options include Introduction to Nursing, Environmental Science I, English Composition I, US History II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I and Elementary Spanish I.

Salem High School offers courses of two lengths – full year or half year, and of two levels – Honors/Advanced Placement or College Preparatory. They also have the opportunity to take Dual Credit courses which can be taken at Salem High and converted to college credits at either Salem County Community College or Camden County Community College. Notable electives at the school include Sports in Literature, Comedies by the Bard, Forensic Science, Marine Biology, Anthropology, History Through Film & Media, among many others. Special Education classes are also offered.

There are more than 20 clubs and activities at the school including Yearbook, Student Council, Math League, Knit Wits, Health Careers, Future Business Leaders of America, Chess Club, Ambassadors Club, and Academic League. Athletic teams include Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Track.

Class of 2015 officers include president Tiasia Tatum, vice president Jerome Lusby, secretary Adam Dodds and treasurer Tanner Humphreys. Class of 2016 officers include co-presidents Paige Cherry and Abby Sharp, vice president Kasimir Nichols, secretary Savannah Slaughter and treasurer Dannielle Davis. Class of 2017 officers include president Chloe Mulhorn, vice president Jared Buck, secretary Diara Weeks and treasurer Mahagonie Watson. Class of 2018 officers include president Sarah Sharp, vice president Cheyone Eason, secretary Jireah Douglas and treasurer Starchild Jackson.

Athletics at the school include baseball, basketball, football, soccer, wrestling, field hockey and softball.

The winter sports season is wrapping up. Boys basketball players included Miguel Alicea, Antwan Furbush, Spenser Jarrett, Dillan Emel, Amare Smith, Cameron Smith, Rashawn Williams, Ramon Roots, Teron Nance, Keanen Cheeks Jr., Tyon Spence, Buggy Martin, Daiquan Blake, Donyell Stewart, Jakwan Robinson, Jamere Furbush, Kasimir Nichols, Najee Williams, Nathan States, Pramiere Watts, Ramere Jackson, Rashawn Williams, Ray Bentley, Shareef Jefferies, Stephon Logan and Zachary Turner. The spring sports schedule kicks off later in March.

Salem High School is located at 291 Walnut Street in Salem. For more information about the school, call them at 856-935-3900 or visit their website at

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Author: Meghan Shott


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