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North Salem Elementary School



Nurturing Students,
Striving for Success,
Excelling in All We Do,
Supporting Each Other.

PL221 School Improvement Goals

To view the entire North Salem School Improvement Plan from September 2017 Click here.

Writing Applications Goal

Students at North Salem Elementary School will improve their writing applications skills by using supporting details from various sources.

Math Goal

Students at North Salem Elementary School will improve their number sense skills

About the School

North Salem Elementary is located in the northwest section of the school district in the town of North Salem.
The enrollment area is rural, with the population being the least dense of the two elementary districts. The enrollment area consists of the townships of Eel River and Union.

Regular classroom instruction is supplemented each day with a special subject area class.  These classes are PE, Art, Music, Library, and Computer Lab.

There is a resource room and support staff for Special Education as well as Title I support in Reading and Math.
The average class size at North Salem Elementary School is 20 students.

The staff in this building are united in their efforts and are dedicated to supporting students as they strive to reach lofty goals.

Our current Corporation enrollment is just under 1900 students in grades K-12.

School Features

The North Salem Elementary School building consists of two older, but remodeled, sections and one new section which was completed in 2001.
Featuring air conditioning, a large high-quality gym, pleasant cafeteria, phones in all rooms, complete communications system, comfortable library and a beautiful playground.  We serve students in grades K-5.

MAY 22

End of Fourth Nine Weeks - Last Student Day

Start: May 22, 2019 End: May 23, 2019 Multi-Day Event
MAY 23

Teachers' Record Day - Possible Snow Make-Up Day

Start: May 23, 2019 End: May 24, 2019 Multi-Day Event
MAY 27

Memorial Day (Observed)

Start: May 27, 2019 End: May 28, 2019 Multi-Day Event
JUN 14

Flag Day

Start: Jun 14, 2019 End: Jun 15, 2019 Multi-Day Event
JUN 16

Father's Day

Start: Jun 16, 2019 End: Jun 17, 2019 Multi-Day Event
JUN 21

First Day of Summer

Start: Jun 21, 2019 End: Jun 22, 2019 Multi-Day Event

Programs & Services

  • Hands on experiential learning
  • Literature
  • Writing skills and journals
  • Math problem-solving
  • Research-based instructional methods
  • 4th and 5th grade rotation system
  • Student Council
  • PTO for parent involvement
  • Full time nurse
  • Breakfast and lunch programs
  • AYS After School Care available
  • Athletics (sponsored by community groups and parents with the use of school facilities including: soccer, football, flag football, basketball, baseball, softball, and swimming programs through Tri-West High School.)

Spell Bowl and Math Bowl Teams

  • Winners of regional and state competitions

School Strengths

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Title I Reading
  • Data-driven Instruction
  • Response to Instruction
  • Research-based practices
  • Waterford
  • Technical Instruction
  • AIMSweb assessments along with Progress Monitoring and Strategic Monitoring
  • NWEA


  • Two 30 station networked computer labs
  • Extensive use of computers for task completion by students

The Hidden Curriculum

  • Following rules
  • Respecting self and others
  • Being polite
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Character development
  • Personal accountability
  • Responsibility


  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Administration