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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Salem-Keizer School District is a public school district located in Salem, OR. It has 41,920 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Salem-Keizer School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1120
1,665 responses
Average ACT
23
309 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
41,920
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,087
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,012/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$53,619
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,200
National
$184,700

Salem-Keizer School District Reviews

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The Salem- Keizer school district has always been focused on doing what is best for the students within the community. Through strong personal connections and dedication, they have built an empire of opportunities and memories for the students, and our graduation and succession rates are at an all time high. Their ability to problem solve and communicate with the citizens in the area during unimaginable circumstances has lead to a healthy and happy community.
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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 has had its ups and downs for me throughout my High School experience. I found their programs such as DECA, and Key Club very efficient att building skills for young students but struggle with encouraging students to actually participate. Many students go through their school years not feeling motivated to participate with their peers or community and Salem Keizer could do a better job promoting their clubs and programs for students to build important skills.