Description and Unique Features


Malden Public Schools Mission & Vision

Mission: The Malden Public Schools, in partnership with the Gateway Cities initiatives, prepares students to be independent and avid learners who will discover and develop their individual talents while striving for academic excellence. Malden Public School students will demonstrate personal and social responsibility, embrace diversity, and respect others. Malden Public Schools prepares students to be active and contributing members of our global society.

Vision: The Malden Public Schools is dedicated to working with the greater community to create an inclusive and welcoming PreK through post-secondary learning environment that strives to support, encourage, and facilitate the guiding principles of the Gateway Cities initiatives. We maintain the vision that all students will have access to high quality early education with individualized pathways to college and career. As a community of diverse learners from many social and cultural backgrounds, we support the social and emotional health and well-being of all students.

About Salemwood

Salemwood School is a K-8 school separated into two wings housing a K-4 model and a 5-8 model.  The Salemwood School is committed to providing your child with the best elementary and middle school education possible. We foster full inclusion for our Special Education students and our Sheltered English Immersion students. Each grade level has the benefit of a Team Leader, with our entire school complex having the benefit of a Literacy Coach and Math Coach. In addition, we offer an after-school program: Partnership for Community Schools for grades K-6. Please contact any of the below-listed administrators for further information or to schedule a building tour.

Salemwood Middle School

Salemwood Middle School consists of grades five through eight with approximately 550 students. The Salemwood Middle School administrators are Ms. Van Huynh,  Principal, Ms. Lauren McGonagle & Ms. Jane Wright, Assistant Principal. Each grade level contains an interdisciplinary team-taught including the following subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In grades seven and eight, the fifth team-taught subject is Spanish. Grade five students take Writer’s Workshop and Grade six takes Study Skills as their fifth subject. All teams include academic support and interventions for Special Education, English Language Learners, and at-risk students. Exploratory subjects for grades five through eight include: Physical Education, Health, Computer Technology, Music, and Art.

It is our vision at Salemwood Middle School to foster a true “middle school experience” for your child and to prepare them to be academically and socially successful in high school. We cannot do this alone, we must work as partners to insure the best education possible for your child. We welcome and encourage open communication with our families through the use of the Agenda Book, Connect-Ed, E-Mail, phone calls, and school visits. It is our job for your child to leave Salemwood Middle School with positive memories and experiences.


Ms. Van Huynh,  Principal:

K-4  Office:
Ms. Van Huynh,  Principal,

Ms. Jane Wright Asst. Principal


5-8  Office:
Ms. Lauren McGonagle, Asst. Principal

“It is our vision to foster a true elementary and middle school experience for all students to prepare them to be academically and socially successful as they matriculate from kindergarten through high school.”