Provide equal opportunities for all students to learn a rigerous curriculum and attain high academic standards. Salem Avenue Elementary will provide challenging learning experiences for children of diverse backgrounds and differing needs.
Salem Ave. Elementary is located in the west end of Hagerstown, Maryland. This is a proud working class neighborhood, where many of are students live in working poor conditions. We have about 60% of our students on the free or reduced Federal lunch program. Despite our low income profile our students are high achievers. We are a National Distiguished Title 1 School for 1998, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for 1999, a county leader on statewide performance assessments, a Professional Development School with Frostburg State University, and a National Physical Education Demonstration School. Salem Avenue has an excellent, stable staff that sets high standards and demands excellence from all students. We welcome community involvement and have an excellent record of volunteerism, but we are not satisfied.