Mrs. Debbie Carroll,  Principal
Mrs. Amanda Gibson, Assistant Principal

520 North Bruffey Street  Salem, VA 24153  540-387-2503

Start time for the 2016-2017 school year: Classes begin at 7:50, please make sure your child arrives before the tardy bell at 7:50!

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West Salem is a positive community that strives to develop hardworking learners. Together we foster empathy by celebrating our individualities.



  • Kindergarten Registration
    Kindergarten Registration Information:  Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2017, should register their child for kindergarten for the Fall of 2017.  Registration begins during the week of February 6-10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day.  To register your child, go to the office of the school your child will attend.  Bring proof of residency and your child’s original birth certificate with you.  Questions?  Call Salem City Schools at 389-0130.
    Posted Jan 3, 2017, 7:03 AM by Kelly Baer
  • West Salem's Support Staff of the Year 2016-17
    Congratulations to Charlene Guard!  
    West Salem's Support Staff of the Year 2016-17!

    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 5:59 AM by Kelly Baer
  • Wonder Wednesdays in the Library
    Mrs. Blanchard, West Salem's Librarian, implemented Wonder Wednesdays so students can stretch their minds in the MakerSpace Lab.  Here are a few construction activities from today!
    boy in makerspace lab
    three girls in the makerspace lab

    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 5:58 AM by Kelly Baer
  • MakerSpace in Action!
    West Salem's librarian, Mrs. Blanchard, has been taking the students to the MakerSpace room every Wednesday.  This is a place for students to explore building things, collaborating with others, discovering new ideas, and so much more.  The focus of the lesson today was Simple Machines.  Students were given materials and asked to create something that included a simple machine.  These two second grade girls from Mrs. Mann's class came up with the machine in the picture below...which includes a wheel and axle!
    two students in MakerSpace

    Posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:50 AM by Kelly Baer
  • Cox-Hurley-Rowe Scholarship Recipient
    Tarri Gauck was honored by the school board Tuesday evening.  She is a recipient of the Salem Educational Foundation Cox-Hurley-Rowe Professional Development Scholarship for Teachers.  She will receive funds to help with a project in her classroom.  Congratulations Mrs. Gauck!
    Cox-Hurley-Rowe Scholarship Winners

    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 5:00 AM by Kelly Baer
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