Salem-Keizer School District is a public school district located in Salem, OR. It has 41,756 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Salem-Keizer School District Rankings
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Middle Schools in Salem-Keizer School District
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- A-2,453 Students
- A-1,884 Students
- B-1,848 Students
- B1,666 Students
- C1,653 Students
- B+948 Students
- A770 Students
- B701 Students
- A+537 Students
- B+470 Students
Salem-Keizer School District Reviews
I absolutely love Mckay High School. The teachers, students, and environment make me feel safe and liked for who I am. The diversity is pretty amazing. Everyone gets accepted. I would say it’s a community of respect towards everyone. I enjoy the academic learning as well. Every teacher has their own way of teaching, and every way has helped me improve a lot! I completely love the coaches. I am a student athlete, I play to sports, and the support I receive from my coaches and my teacher is amazing. My teachers understand when I’m having trouble keeping track of my grades, they often ask if I need help or how I’m doing. As for my coaches they make sure that before volleyball or basketball, my grades come first. I do not regret attending Mckay High School. It completely changed my perspective on high school.
Salem-Keizer schools have solid athletic programs, and as a result most of schools' money gets poured into football stadiums and events. However, this does not entirely mask the amount of ableism that goes on in the classroom. Students with 504s and IEPs are often not given the help they are outlined in their 504s/IEPs/etc. Additionally, students with chronic illness or pain are ignored or diminished by teachers or the fact that we are critically understaffed with nurses. Also, despite multiple suicides per year, we still have counselors with caseloads near 600. These schools are understaffed and underprepared in the wrong areas. However, most teachers go above and beyond for students -- pulling money out of pocket, staying 2-4 hours after school, and checking in on students who need it.
The Salem-Keizer School District provided me with the necessary tools and resources in order to better prepare me for future plans of obtaining a college degree. Not only did the teacher pave a way that ensured my success in school but also the administrators and other staff as well. It was programs like AVID and the Dual Language program that allowed me to feel a sense of belonging and reassurance that despite my cultural background and personal challenges I could also have the opportunity to pursue a college degree. Being a first generation college students had it's own struggles and obstacles that made a future college experience almost impossible, but I will for ever be grateful for the entire staff and faculty for their endless support and allowing me to fulfill not only my dream but also my parents of obtaining a college degree.