Education in Salem
Salem’s schools reflect the aspirations and ideals the community has established for its children. All the elements of a good school system are present … interested students, dedicated teachers, modern school facilities and the most current educational materials available.
All the schools have modern well equipped libraries, audio visual materials, and computerized classrooms, which support the most innovative teaching techniques. In addition, special programs have been designed for children who are visually handicapped, hearing impaired, learning disabled or orthopedically handicapped.
Strong emphasis is placed on programs that lead to a career while keeping in mind a value-centered education. Quality education through the commitment of local residents demonstrates that Salem is clearly focused on the future for its children.
Local Elementary Schools include:
Local High School:
There are several nearby Universities and Colleges. These include:
(click on college below for more information)
Kaskaskia College has a main campus in Centralia, only 18 miles away,but also has an education center right here in Salem, meaning less travel! Customized Training Programs are offered through the Continuing Education Department at Kaskaskia College. Funding provided through the Job Training Partnership Act assists in job training counseling and offers training opportunities through the Displaced Workers Program and Displaced Farm Workers Program. Veterans are assisted through the Upward Bound Program. Kaskaskia College actively seeks areas in which it can assist local communities in training for employment.
Other Colleges : Rend Lake Community College (south of Mt. Vernon 35 miles), Southern Illinois University (Carbondale 80 miles; and Edwardsville 75 miles), Eastern Illinois University (Charleston 80 miles),University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana). Nearby private schools include McKendree College (Lebanon 50 miles) and Greenville College (Greenville 55 miles).
The community is most conscious of special training needs for its developmentally disabled citizens. Through the efforts of the Kaskaskia Workshop, which operates a facility in Salem, these special needs are very capably served, providing an environment wherein the developmentally disabled play a productive role in the community thereby enhancing their daily living skills.