Our School

The mission of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, in partnership with our entire community, is to ensure that each student is empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future.

Salem Elementary School Mission Statement

The faculty and staff of Salem Elementary are committed to providing a student-centered and success-oriented educational program. In partnership with parents and the community we are dedicated to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students. We will endeavor to provide all students with skills necessary to become productive citizens of the future.

Our Beliefs

  • We can develop the desire for knowledge within every student, and every student can learn.
  • Students need to be recognized as individuals with unique needs.
  • Students should be provided a safe environment conducive to effective and meaningful learning.
  • School, staff, parents, and community members share in the responsibility to ensure that our students will become productive citizens.
  • Students should be able to use current technology in order to succeed in today's world.