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Mcnary High School

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Posted February 2, 2014

Great Faculty, Great staff And Great students! We're one of the BEST in Wrestling, Lacrosse, Football and Track


Posted August 21, 2013

I am currently a student at McNary, and I've got to say, while it isn't the greatest school out there, it gets the job done. Students have so many great opportunities to pursue whatever dream they have, while learning the required academic material. The music/theater/fine arts department is absolutely outstanding. The teachers and directors are amazing. Couldn't ask for better programs. Yes, the classes are a little over crowded.. but we make it work. Pretty much all the teachers are great and they make sure everyone gets the help they need. The only thing that might sway a parent's decision to send their child here would be that there is absolutely no censor to anything. I mean, you will get that anywhere you go, but McNary is sketchy in that way. Not really a dress code, teachers see things that probably shouldn't be happening and don't do anything about it, some kids just leave school and aren't questioned.. but other than that it's a great school. I'm really happy I got the chance to go to school here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2011

I have gone to salem/keizer public schools my whole education. I liked most of my teachers at Mc Nary and most of the schools polices. I have attention deficit disorder which the school some how failed to reconize for all my school years even though my doctor has reconized this for six years or so. There is definatley a sizable group of future drug addicts beware. The police and campus security try hard to be on top of tradiness and smoking at lunch breaks but fail to notice the possible meth lab a few houses down the street where the kids chose to smoke. Kids who act up should probably get more attention at school. I really did write this with good intentions nothing I have written is true to the best of my knowledge. I struggeled immensly in school and wish all other future students the best. Mc nary is awesome compared to Mc kay.


Posted February 20, 2011

My husband and I intentionally chose McNary High School for its' quality of education and wide socio-economic and cultural diversity it offered our children . Keizer is proudly a "one high school town", with residents who care for each other, truly a great village in which to raise kids. This is unique and special, and a very good reason all four of our children are excelling in college. They took advantage of AP courses and activities, including music and athletics, and while this isn't a perfect place (there isn't one out there) they were well prepared academically, socially and emotionally to enter the next chapter of their lives. What greater testimony is there?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My son attends the school and I must say I am impressed with the programs and curriculum the school offers. My son actually "likes" his school. He has been happy with his teachers overall, gets good grades and says that the teachers are willing to work with any student who asks for extra help with their studies. My son is involved with the choir and I can't say enough about the music program. Salem-Keizer hires the best music directors and it shows. The Honors Choir took second place in the State Competition and won first place in Best of The Northwest. this month. He is also involved in sports. I feel these programs have done a great job in helping my son become a well rounded disciplined young man, who has experienced the rewards that come with hard work and is ready to take on the challenges that await him in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

I went to this school. On the good side of things, the teachers there are great. They are always willing to help out and I thoroughly enjoyed being in class. Ms. Young was amoungst one of the greatest teacher's I've ever had and I remember the lessons she taught everyday. Thank you to all the teachers who do not let others influence the way they teach and let students find out who they are.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2007

I love the school the teachers are really involved and helpful and they do everything possible to help you . The students are all really nice and everyone pretty much gets along.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

One parent teacher conference a year, so if would like to know how your child is doing be ready to know on that one day. There are many incompitent people who work there. Staff see kids doing things they aren't suppose to but are to lazy to do anything about it. The class sizes are rediculously overfull and crowded. Seems that organization is an issue around there. I will admit they have alot of extra-curricular activities around there, but I don't believe those type of activites better a school... It's gonna take a lot more than that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

One parent/teacher conference a year. A few good teachers mucking around in a mess that they have little control over. It's a sad commentary on the state of our schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

There is not many parent teacher conferences but other than that, the campus security is really good and the teachers are pretty good about the homework, and the finding everyone's learning ability level, not everyone as a whole, but everyone as one self!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2006

McNary High stinks! If any issues arise, they do nothing. Theres lots of bullies and nothing ever done about it. Things happen right in front of staff and they would rather not deal with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

McNary High School is great school with a wonderful history of providing opportunities for success for students of widely varying background. McNary students have opportunities to explore and excel a wide variety of extra-curricular activities: athletics, music, drama, even bowling and an equine team. Teachers work with all ability levels and provide both encouragement for students who struggle and rigor for those who are ready for academic challenge. Perhaps what sets McNary apart from many public high schools is the way students from all ethnic and economic backgrounds mix and interact. Both students and staff strive to keep an atmosphere of mutual trust and acceptance of diversity; this allows all students to participate fully in the social interactions that make high school a rewarding experience. McNary High School is a very special place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2004

This is a great high school. Many opportunities for extracurricular activities and elective classes.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Science

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners14%
Migrant27%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners36%
Migrant46%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners25%
Migrant27%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners14%
Migrant9%
Academically gifted92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 65%
Hispanic 30% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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595 Chemawa Rd North
Keizer, OR 97303
Phone: (503) 399-3233

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