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McKay High School

2440 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305

Student Hours

School Hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 AM – 3:20 PM

School Hours on Wednesday
9:30 AM – 3:20 PM


Contact Us Form

Main Office 


Main Office Fax

Staff Hours

Office Hours
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Bookkeeper Hours
7:00 AM-3:30 PM



Attendance Reporting Line

Other Offices

Student Management

Student Center



McKay Entrance

McKay School Details

McKay opened in 1979. Our school was named after Douglas McKay, the 25th governor of Oregon, who served from 1949-1952. Governor McKay was also Secretary of the Interior in President Eisenhower's Cabinet.

McKay Royal Scots Logo

Our Vision

Every student graduates, college and career ready.

Our Mission

Rigorous Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • Instructional staff innovate & collaborate to
    • Design unit plans aligned to Common Core State Standards and content-specific priority standards 
    • Analyze student data and apply learning to individual students o
    • Support, intervene, and accelerate curriculum to result in increasingly complex levels of understanding 
    • Use evidence-based instructional strategies to engage all students, in every classroom, in Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR)
  • Safe and Orderly Learning Environment 
    • All staff model professionalism and 
    • Teach and reinforce clear expectations for an academic and work environment 
    • Reinforce expected behaviors through positive recognition and fair and timely consequences 
    • Build positive relationships among students, staff, and families, with appreciation for the cultures in our community
  • College and Career Ready Culture 
    • Students set, articulate, and monitor college and career goals 
    • Staff guide students to meet their college and career goals through College and Career Readiness class, mentoring, counseling, and sharing a belief that every student will graduate college and career ready 
    • Royal Scots are scholars. We take pride in our learning and Act Communicate and Think to achieve our goals