Salem Elementary School

Salem Elementary School is located in Apex, NC and is part of the Wake County Public School System.  Their motto is "To Honor And Educate" and the school mascot is the Salem Salamander.  The school day is from 9:15am to 3:45am.  Salem Elementary School is on the multi-track year round school calendar.

Located just north of historic Salem Street, in the quaint town of Apex, Salem Elementary was built in 2000. It is a state of the art facility that is landscaped, has age appropriate playgrounds, baseball fields, soccer fields, a butterfly garden, an outdoor classroom, and a pond. The school features a well-equipped Media Center, spacious Multi Purpose room, full service Cafeteria, Art and Music rooms, Town Meeting area, and a colorful inviting interior.

Salem Elementary uses the Core Knowledge curriculum. The Core Knowledge program is based on the philosophy and writings of Dr. E.D. Hirsch, a professor at the University of Virginia. Based on his philosophy that "knowledge builds on prior knowledge," and that "all children must have access to a body of critical content which provides a firm foundation for later learning." Dr. Hirsch is the well known author of Cultural Literacy and the series What Your Kindergartner and (First - Sixth) Grader Needs To Know. 

The school teaches grades K - 5. With enrollment for the 2007-2008 year at 926 students.

The following is a list of the school's current Administration:

Principal: Savon Willard
Assistant Principal: Debbie Edwards
Assistant Principal: Cindy Seder
Bookkeeper/Secretary: Sue Caronna
Clerical Assistant: Judy Albrecht
Clerical Assistant: Silvia Marrero
NC Wise Student Information System: Carol Woodhouse
Counselors: Lisa Mize, Heidi Van Brocklin
Occupational Therapist: Tamika Dopson
Physical Therapist: Jennifer Wells
Psychologist: Vicki Patrick
Social Worker: Michelle Mozingo
Speech Therapist: Debra Scott
Cafeteria Manager: Anita Moody
Head Custodian: Barbara Gray
Technology: Scott Bruns

Salem Elementary School
6116 Old Jenks Rd.
Apex, NC 27523
Phone:  919-363-2865


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