About McNary

McNary is proud to be part of the Salem-Keizer School district, the Greater Valley Conference, and most importantly, the community of Keizer.  We are a 9-12th grade comprehensive high school with just over two thousand students. 

 At McNary we strive to be a world class high school.  Our mission statement, Bold enough to be the best in educating, nurturing, and inspiring” represents the audacious spirit of our staff and students.

 In 2020, our goal is for McNary is to be the first high school in the state of Oregon to become an AVID National Demonstration School.  For this to become a reality, our students and staff must demonstrate the highest standards for cultivating a college readiness culture.  Our WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) methodologies are core to McNary’s instructional program and within three years, we intend on showcasing our talented teachers and amazing students to the rest of the United States.

 We offer a myriad of extracurricular opportunities for our students, so that upon graduation, they will not only earn a diploma, but will have a well-balanced and rich educational experience that will prepare them for their future career.   Our expectation is for each student to participate in one club, one sport, or one activity every year in high school. 

 In addition to encouraging students to enroll in one or more of our strong elective programs in areas such as the fine arts and/or career and technical education, we also have a culture that supports open and equal access for rigorous courses (AP® and Honors) for all students.

McNary High School is a public 4-year school located in Keizer, Oregon . It was established in 1965. It is named after Oregon Senator Charles L. McNary. The school's mascot is the Celtic, and its school colors are blue and white. It has roughly over 2,000 students, making it a 6A school.

Charles Linza McNary (June 12, 1874 - February 25, 1944) was a U.S. Republican politician from Oregon, best known for serving as a U.S. Senator from 1917-44, and as Senate Minority Leader from 1933-44. In the Senate, McNary helped to pass legislation that led to the construction of Bonneville Dam. In 1940, McNary was the Republican Vice Presidential candidate of Presidential candidate Wendell Willkie. Before serving in the Senate, he served on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1913 to 1915 and was dean of Willamette University College of Law from 1908 to 1913 in his hometown of Salem, Oregon.