Douglas McKay High School

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Douglas McKay High School
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2440 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, (Marion County), Oregon 97305
United States
Coordinates 44°57′25″N 122°58′47″W / 44.9570°N 122.9796°W / 44.9570; -122.9796Coordinates: 44°57′25″N 122°58′47″W / 44.9570°N 122.9796°W / 44.9570; -122.9796
Type Public
Opened 1979
School district Salem-Keizer School District
Principal Rob Schoepper[1]
Grades 9-12[2]
Number of students 2,282[3]
Color(s) Green, gold, and blue             [4]
Athletics conference OSAA Greater Valley Conference 6A-7[4]
Mascot Royal Scot[4]
Newspaper The Highlander, The Bagpiper
Yearbook The Sabre

Douglas McKay High School, most commonly known as McKay, is a public high school located in the North Lancaster neighborhood of Salem, Oregon, United States. Built in 1979, the school was named after Douglas McKay, former Governor of Oregon and United States Secretary of the Interior.


In 2007, McKay was listed for the third consecutive year as one of Oregon's "Persistently Dangerous Schools" (as defined and mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act).[5] In October 2009 the school was removed from the No Child Left Behind safety watch list, due to the following not occurring: "3.4% percent of their students brought a weapon to school, were expelled for violence or committed a violent crime on campus."[6]

In the 2015-2016 school year, 72.1% of McKay’s seniors received a high school diploma, compared to a statewide rate of 74.8%. [7]

As of the 2017-2018 school year, McKay offers a wide range of courses and extra-curricular activities to its students.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Principal's Page - McKay High School". Retrieved 9 May 2018.
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  5. ^ No Child Left Behind Announcement Details - Oregon Department of Education
  6. ^ Hammond, Betsy (2009-10-27). "Five Oregon schools on safety watch list due to weapons, violence, crime". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
  7. ^ "Report Card Download - Oregon Department of Education". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  8. ^ "Salem sprinter Ryan Bailey earns to ticket Olympic Games in London". Statesman Journal. June 25, 2012.
  9. ^ Shannon, Red (June 26, 2012). "US Olympic Track Trials: New Olympian Ryan Bailey Won't Be a Nobody for Long". Deadspin.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Ryan (April 23, 2010). "After Some Detours, the Sprinter Bailey Finds His Stride". The New York Times.