Salmon School District #291 has a current enrollment of 780 students in grades K-12. There are four schools; Pioneer Elementary (K-5), Salmon Jr./Sr. High School (6-12), Salmon Alternative School (7-12) and Salmon Juvenile Detention Center. There are approximately 54 certified employees and 79 classified employees. The annual General Fund budget is 4.6 million dollars. About 45% of the students are bused to school daily.
Salmon, Idaho has approximately 3,000 citizens living within the city limits. The famous “River of No Return” (Salmon River) runs through Salmon. Salmon is located 140 miles to the south from Missoula, Montana and 160 miles north from Idaho Falls, Idaho. The climate is semi-arid with summer temperature in the 80 to 90 degree range, while winter temperatures average in the 20 degree range.
White water rafting, kayaking, sight-seeing, alpine and cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, equestrian, and many other outdoor activities draw many visitors to Salmon.
The Salmon area is extremely beautiful. The Bitterroot Mountains and Continental Divide surround the Salmon and Lemhi River valleys. Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Steelhead Trout are the most plentiful species found in nearby lakes and streams. Besides having one of the largest elk herds in the West, Lemhi County has numerous Whitetail and Mule Deer, Black Bear, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Antelope, Cougar and Moose. Species of upland game birds found here are Blue, Ruffed and Franklin's Grouse, Sage Grouse, Chukkar and Hungarian Partridge, and Mourning Dove. The Salmon and Lemhi River valleys contain excellent habitat for Mallard and Teal. Canadian Geese, in considerable numbers, winter in these valleys.
Bird watchers will enjoy a plethora of bird species and particularly Sandhill Cranes in the spring and summer, and bald eagles in the winter.
The area is rich in American History, especially involving Lewis and Clark. Salmon is the birthplace of Sacajawea, the Lewis and Clark expeditions guide and interpreter.
Steele Memorial Hospital and Clinic, located in Salmon, is a full service medical center.
Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $128,593.
For more information about our beautiful Salmon Valley visit http://www.visitsalmonvalley.com.