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Welcome to the School District of West Salem where our Mission is to Serve with Passion to Ignite Creativity, Innovation, and Excellence.
The district is situated within La Crosse County in west central Wisconsin and encompasses an area of approximately 110 square miles. Municipalities comprising the district include a small portion of the City of La Crosse, portions of nine townships and the entire Village of West Salem. The population of the Village of West Salem is approximately 4,900. The district's enrollment is approximately 1,800 students in grades 4K-12.
Beginning in 2012, the district began implementing a 1:1 initiative, which includes Apple iPads for students in grades 4-8 and MacBook Pros for students in grades 9-12. All district educators are also provided with Apple devices. Technology is a focal point of our programming.
Academically, students consistently score above average on the ACT and state tests. Small class sizes, talented teachers and creative instruction are hallmarks of our classrooms. In addition, our students excel in athletics, music, theatre and the arts; competing at state, national and international levels.
The district features an Outdoor Education Center where our students make regular visits for hands-on environmental education experiences. The Heider Center, a state-of-the-art performing arts center, showcases both student and professional entertainment.