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Superintendent Castañeda’s 2024-25 Budget Message
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Superintendent Castañeda shares about the challenges that led to the 2024-25 proposed budget.

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Crystal Apple Viewing Party Tickets
Crystal Apple Award winners hold up their awards in 2023.

Viewing Party tickets are still available for the awards on Wednesday, May 22, 2024!

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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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Kindergarten Registration Now Open!
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Exciting news for little learners. Enrollment for kindergarten 2024-25 is officially underway!

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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

40,318

Students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools

18%

Students who are English language learners

2,161

High school students enrolled in music

84%

Students considered to be economically disadvantaged

65

Total schools in district

99.37%

Graduation rate for CTE concentrators