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About McNary

We Are World Class

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.

Bold enough to be the best in educating, nurturing, and inspiring.


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 Are Innovative

We are constantly seeking ways to improve students’ experience on our campus and beyond high school. We know there are topics, currently not covered in most classes, that could create stronger students, employees, and citizens. We know that, even in our caring community, many students lack a consistent, go-to adult for information, guidance, and mentorship. We know that many struggle to find time to complete tasks needed to graduate college and career ready. Even students with these resources will perform better with a consistent staff member dedicated to their success here. Our bold approach to these concerns is Advisory.

Advisory is a class—attendance is recorded, some occasional work is turned in, and you will experience some of the same activities you notice in your other classes—but it feels different. You will remain with that teacher and group of peers throughout your time at McNary. You will consider and discuss some topics not covered elsewhere in your day. And by being there and being engaged each week, you will earn half an elective credit each year.