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Salem Middle
5333 Salem Road
Lithonia, Georgia 30058
678-676-9400 (Information)
678-676-9402 (Office)
678-676-9410 (Fax)
678-676-9411 (Attendance)
678-676-9426 (Counselor)
678-676-9451 (PTA Voice Mail)
Principal: Donald Mason
Grades: 6th - 8th
Enrollment: 1450
Community Information: Morning Bus Routes
School Calendar
Board Members: Mr. Jay Cunningham
Dr. Eugene Walker
PTSA President: Jacqueline Vaughn
Business Partner: Chick-fil-A (Stonecrest Mall)
Deacons of Big Miller Grove Church
National Business Enterprises
2001 Art Studio
School Website: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/salem/
OVERVIEW
Salem Middle School is located in the community of Lithonia, eighteen miles east of Atlanta. Salem is fairly new and has an excellent physical plant. The school staff includes 123 full-time certified teachers, two part-time Title I certified teachers, 9 paraprofessionals, 5 secretaries, 14 cafeteria staff members, 9 custodians, and 2 transportation managers.
There are 24 extra-curricular organizations offered for student participation, including two academic-driven programs which provide Salem students with instructional and extra-curricular endeavors that keep them actively engaged in the learning process.
SCHOOL GOALS
Salem Middle School’s goals for the school year are as follows:
  • All students will be able to communicate effectively
  • All students will demonstrate the ability to apply problem-solving skills and techniques in various situations
  • All students will be able to apply basic math skills in a variety of formats related to everyday life.
    MISSION STATEMENT
    To provide a premier environment where every student obtains the skills and encouragement needed to maximize his or her social and academic potential.
    UNIQUE ASSETS
  • Impact and High Achievers
  • Title I Reading
  • Title I Math
  • Award-winning Music Department with orchestra, chorus and band
  • Incentive-Based After-School Tutorial
  • Salem Producers—Morning Broadcast News Team
  • Salem Ambassadors and Peer Helpers
  • Extracurricular Sports—Basketball, Football, & Track
  • 2005-2006 satisfactory passed Georgia’s Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Consistently participated in DCSS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, Academic Bowl, Black History Bowl, Science Fair, and Social Science Fair.
  • 2005-2006 Band earned Superior ratings at the GMEA District V Festival and ratings of Excellence at the All American Festival, Orlando, FL.
  • 2006-2007 Chorus earned Georgia Music Educator Honors and participated in the Southern Star Music Festival.
  • 2004-2005 won DCSS Middle School Boys Basketball Championship.
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