About Salem Hills

Welcome from Principal Tina Willette

Principal Tina Willette I am proud to be the principal leading Salem Hills Elementary. If you have any questions about our school, please contact me:

through our school office
at 651-306-7300, or
by email at willettet@isd199.org.

Salem Hills Elementary School has a long history in Inver Grove Heights. The first Salem Hills School was constructed in 1861 and served children until 1953. The current Salem Hills Elementary School was built following a referendum in January 1952. Three phases of building additions between 1987-1989 made Salem Hills the school it is today, providing a positive learning environment for approximately 450 students in grades K-5.

The district's Early Education Program for special-needs preschool children is located within Salem Hills. The facility houses several Community Education programs including Community Preschool, Kids' Choice School-Age Care and other after school activities.

Salem Hills also is the home of Atheneum, the district's program for gifted and talented students. Atheneum was created and implemented during the 2002-2003 school year as a result of a program evaluation and the identification of a large number of highly-gifted individuals residing in and around Inver Grove Heights. This educational opportunity expanded in the 2003-2004 school year to include classes for third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders. In 2006, the Atheneum program expanded once again to include qualifying second-grade students.