Leslie Middle School

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Leslie Middle School
"A Community of Respectful Responsible Learners"
Salem, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 44°54′01″N 123°01′25″W / 44.9003°N 123.0236°W / 44.9003; -123.0236Coordinates: 44°54′01″N 123°01′25″W / 44.9003°N 123.0236°W / 44.9003; -123.0236[1]
Type Public Middle School
Established 1927
Principal Steve Nelson
Enrollment 872
Color(s) Blue and gold
Mascot Lions
Information 503-399-3206

Leslie Middle School is a middle school in Salem, Oregon, United States named for Reverend David Leslie, one of the founders of Salem and of Willamette University.

Leslie Middle School opened on September 19, 1927. At its original location on Howard Street, it served 401 students the first year. Over the years it added a swimming pool, gymnasium, and cafeteria. At its peak enrollment in 1956, Leslie Middle School had an enrollment of 1,530 students.

Leslie's elementary feeder system consists of Bush, Richmond, McKinley, Morningside, and Candalaria elementary schools. In addition, students from private and parochial schools may feed into Leslie after their elementary years. All of Leslie’s students move into South Salem High School upon graduation.

Originally located at 710 Howard St SE, Leslie Middle School moved to its current location at 3850 Pringle Road SE in 1997.

Leslie Middle School has been certified as a Green School by the Oregon Green Schools program.


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