• Salem City Schools is pleased to announce a Chromebook pilot program for our fifth grade students. After a very successful pilot program at Salem High School, each fifth grade student in our four elementary schools will be issued a Chromebook for this school year.
  • The Salem School Board unanimously approved Resolution 237 at its first meeting of the year, and in so doing formally recognized the two-time defending 4A state football champions. Spartans Head Coach Steve Magenbauer accepted the honor on behalf of all the players, coaches, trainers and support staff members.  Follow this link to see a photo of the presentation.
  • Kindergarten Registration Information:  Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2017, should register their child for kindergarten for the Fall of 2017.  Registration begins during the week of February 6-10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day.  To register your child, go to the office of the school your child will attend.  Bring proof of residency and your child’s original birth certificate with you.  Questions?  Call Salem City Schools at 389-0130.
  • The Salem City School Division recognized and congratulated Salem High School Principal Scott Habeeb and Salem High School Math Teacher/Department Chair Pawel Nazarewicz for their recent contribution to the field of education through the publication of “It’s Time to Take an Assessment Journey.” Read more about this publication.
  • Aramark Food Services recently held an elementary school art contest in which students were asked to incorporate school food and school spirit into a work of art.  Read more about the art contest.
  • The Salem City Schools Administration and School Board recognized and congratulated DeWayne Harrell for his recent article “Beyond Surfing” that is published in the November issue of the Virginia Journal of Education.  Read more about DeWayne Harrell
  • Each fall since 2014, the administration recognizes one outstanding support staff employee from each school or area. Each work location nominates one outstanding support staff employee each year and the Class of 2016 is comprised of some student and faculty favorites. Read more about our support staff.
  • Of the 132 school divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, SCS has been named as one of the “Top 10” school districts!!  See all NICHE listings.
  • The Salem Educational Foundation used the October School Board meeting as the perfect platform to award the 2016-17 Cox-Hurley-Rowe Professional Development Scholarships to some of our educators.This year’s winners are Title I teacher Kelly Rowland and reading specialist Kristen Wilkes from East Salem Elementary, Kindergarten teacher Lisa Valentine from G. W. Carver Elementary, Second Grade teacher Summer Custer from South Salem Elementary and Kindergarten teacher Tarri Gauck from West Salem Elementary.
  • Jim Young, the longtime supporter of educational endeavors in the City of Salem, was honored at the October 11 school board meeting for his service to both the Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association and the School Division.
  • The Salem School Board recognized Jennifer Dean for earning a scholarship from Education First that enabled her to travel to Finland and The Netherlands this past summer.