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The Remarkable Class of 2024
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The Class of 2024 recently crossed the stage, marking their accomplishment of becoming high school graduates earning their high school diploma or GED.

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Crystal Apple Awards 2024
Crystal Apple honorees on stage hold up their awards and smile along with Superintendent Castañeda.

Congratulations to the 2024 Crystal Apple Awards honorees!

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Get Ready For Summer 2024!
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Explore our district's summer programs and find the perfect one to keep your child learning and having fun.

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Featured News & Videos at SKPS

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Our Stories:

Makai Aaron DeBerry, Class of 2024, West Salem High School

Makai was recently recognized for being a standout student whose dedication and leadership shine both in academics and community involvement. As a member of the Quechan Tribe, Makai values his cultural heritage and excels in all areas of study.

Learn more about Makai on YouTube

A smiling Kylee kneels on the floor with 6 young native education students grouped behind her.
Our Stories:

Kylee Daulton, Cultural Resource Facilitator (CRF), Native Education Program

Kylee, a citizen of the Madesi Pit River Tribe, was a student at Salem-Keizer before she became a staff member. “I make sure to tell my students whatever they need to be successful, I’m here for them.”

Hear more from Kylee on YouTube

Our student stories: Gemanereida Barragan Cruz
Our Stories:
Gemanereida Barragan Cruz, North Salem High School Class of 2024
Meet Gemanereida, a talented singer and performer, and the dedicated president of North Salem High School's MEChA Club. With over a hundred members, the club aims to create a positive impact in their school and community.
Our stories student: Simone Grace Richardson
Our Stories:

Simone Grace Richardson, North Salem High School Class of 2024

As president of the school’s Black Student Union, Simone has found a shared sense of connection with others in the program. “Maybe we don’t all agree on the same things, but when you are here, you can really be yourself.”

Hear more from Simone on YouTube

Student Programs

Career Technical Education

For many students, CTE programs provide an opportunity to apply learning to real-world scenarios and careers. The district offers more than 50 CTE programs across the district.

Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is a time of foundational learning for all students. Families can be active participants in their child’s education, which begins in preschool and kindergarten. 

English Learner Programs

Salem-Keizer Public Schools offers Migrant Education, ESOL and Dual Language programs as well as translation, interpretation and outreach services to support students and families.

Award-winning Music Programs

Our music faculty share their extensive and diverse musical backgrounds to provide students from kindergarten through 12th grade a high-quality music education.

We Are, Salem-Keizer


Students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools


Students who are English language learners


High school students enrolled in music


Students considered to be economically disadvantaged


Total schools in district


Graduation rate for CTE concentrators