The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says the goal for every school in Missouri is 90% of the students in attendance 90% of the time. At Salem Middle School we have a small percentage of students who are hovering in the 89--91% range. PARENTS~~we need your help! There are 31.5 days left in the school year. We need all students here during this time to help us reach the goal of 90/90. In addition, students with minimal absences tend to be more successful academically. So help us help your student to be successful by having them come to school.