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Welcome to the West Salem Middle School website. Our school district's mission statement is to Serve with Passion to Ignite Creativity, Innovation, and Excellence. At WSMS, we live this mission statement through innovative academic programming, educational opportunities in the arts, extensive co-curricular offerings, and a commitment to partner with our community to educate the whole child.

We GET to do this in a new, state of the art facility. Dedicated on September 22, 2018, WSMS completed an addition and renovation of the original building constructed in 1981. Our school is located on the West Salem School District Campus. Highlights of the facility include classroom pods, a music wing, two gymnasiums, STEM & Tech Ed. Labs, an Art Room with a student gallery, & an expanded LMC. We also house the West Salem Boys & Girls Club right here inside of WSMS. A campus concept that provides convenience for families and builds a sense of community for all!

Some highlights of our grades 5-8 middle school programming are as follows: high quality instruction from grade level & content teams of teachers; multi-age homeroom programming with a focus on building relationships and promoting positive social/emotional development; top notch educational opportunities in the arts; an extensive list of co-curricular opportunities; a commitment to 1-1 technology provided for our students; cross-curricular programming at our school forest; innovative curricular opportunities that includes STEM & Engineering, Art, Spanish, Financial Literacy, Tech. Ed, and more elective offerings as students grow.

At WSMS, our highly qualified and committed staff work to educate the whole child. Every morning our staff and students recite our Panther Pledge and commit to show their Panther Pride. Thank you for your service, commitment, and ongoing support of our school district.

With Panther Pride…

Ben Wopat


Panther Pledge

I pledge to make a positive impact at school and in the community.

I pledge to be honest, fair, respectful, and kind.

I am committed to being healthy and responsible.

I am Proud to be a Panther!


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