Salem High School (Salem, Virginia)
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|Salem High School|
400 Spartan Drive
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Salem City Public Schools|
|Superintendent||H. Alan Seibert|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Silver|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League|
River Ridge District
|Publication||Delphi (literary magazine)|
Salem High School was opened for the 1977-1978 school year by Roanoke County public schools to consolidate the student bodies of Andrew Lewis High School in Salem and Glenvar High School in western Roanoke County. Beginning with the 1983-1984 school year, the city of Salem established a separate school district. Glenvar High School was reopened.
Salem competed in the now defunct Group AAA Roanoke Valley District in the AAA Northwest Region when it was opened but dropped down to the Group AA Blue Ridge District in 1988, a few years after Glenvar's student population left. When the Blue Ridge split in 2003, Salem was assigned to the new River Ridge District. Salem was a member of Region III from 1988 to 2007.
Salem has won VHSL state championships in athletic and academic competitions. The football team plays in the Salem Football Stadium, and has won nine Group AA, Division 4 championships, in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Salem has also won Group AA state titles in boys basketball (1994, 1999, 2013), boys tennis (1993, 1994, 2011), girls basketball (2013), girls volleyball (1998), girls soccer (2003), golf (2012), baseball (2018) and softball (1991). The school's only Group AAA team state championship was won by the boys golf team in the spring of 1983.
The Quiz bowl team won the Group AA VHSL state championship in 2003) and the forensics team won in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. The forensics team holds the top four scores for team points in state forensics competition with 79 (2008), 69 (2007), 67 (2009), and 64 (2010).
Salem won the VHSL's Wachovia Cup in Group AA for academic competitions in the 2009-2010 school year.
Mark Byington current head basketball coach at Georgia Southern. Class of 1994.