The Ins and Outs of the Salem NH School District

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Salem, New Hampshire is located in the southernmost region of the state in Rockingham County. Sitting right on the border of Massachusetts, Salem, NH is a sought after location for a lot of homebuyers and families for a variety of different reasons, such as location, its growing economy, and a top notch school district. If you’re considering relocating to Salem, and you’re curious about the Salem NH school district, stay tuned, we’ll fill you in!


Moving to a new town comes with a lot of transitions, and the one that probably sticks out to the kids is changing schools. Luckily, Salem has one of the best school systems in the state. According to, Salem, NH schools rank at:

  • #8 in their list of “Best School Districts in NH”
  • #11 in “Best School Districts for Athletes in NH”
  • #13 in “Districts with the Best Teachers in NH


Salem, NH has a student population of just under 4,000 students grades pre-K - 12 and a student-teacher ratio of 12-1. This gives students the one-on-one attention and lets teachers get to know every student and address each of their individual needs. 


The Salem, NH school district is made up of several elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. There are five elementary schoolsWilliam E. Lancaster School, North Salem Elementary School, William T. Barron Elementary School, Mary A. Fisk Elementary School, and Dr. L.F. Soule School. Each is a public school grades K - 5, and the location of your home will determine which school your little one will go to. Once the kids move onto middle school, each student will attend one school, Woodbury Middle School for grades 6-8. After students finish middle school, they move onto Salem High School for grades 9-12.


Salem, NH school district has a fantastic reputation and graduation rate. Of students going through the school system, 95% walk the graduation stage to receive their diplomas. Most students go on to further education post-graduation. Popular choices for universities are the University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, and Boston University. 


If you’re actively looking to buy a house in Salem, get in touch with us at Verani Realty, your trusted and driven realtors in Salem, and throughout the great Granite State. Or, start browsing homes and real estate for sale in Salem, NH online today. When you’re ready to make a move, we’re ready to show you the best homes in Salem, NH that are available on the market today.

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