Salem High School Spirit
Middle School Honors Choir
The Salem Campus of Southwest Baptist University

Schools K-12
The people of Salem and Dent County recognize the importance of educating our children to become the leaders and citizens of the future. Dent County is served by five public school districts, each with separate school boards. Our students gain a broad educational experience, with opportunities to explore the arts, music, math, science, physical education, computers, and much more. Area students have been perennial winners of academic competitions, and our high school sports program has for decades been a regional powerhouse, with many students going on to college on athletic scholarships. Parents are deeply involved in their children’s education, and the community takes great pride in its excellent facilities, faculty, and administrators.

There is also a strong support network among home school families in the area.

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Colleges and Adult Education
Salem is also home to opportunities in higher education and adult learning.

Southwest Baptist University operates a Salem campus and offers studies in accredited programs for degree seeking students.

Located just 25 minutes from Rolla, Missouri, many area residents take of advantage of a variety of degree and certificate programs from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla Technical Institute/Rolla Technical CenterEast Central College, and Drury University.

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The Salem Public Library is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable librarians. Library cards are available on an annual basis. See the Salem Public Library website (link) for more information.

Education Data
Statistics are available by school district from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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