Weddle was named for Carmalite Weddle, who was principal of Keizer Elementary District before it was incorporated into the Salem-Keizer School District. She was the first principal of Kennedy Elementary, beginning in 1964. She was also the president of Salem Area Seniors, encouraging seniors to volunteer at public schools.
Sumpter was named after Mable P. Sumpter, a long-time teacher in the district. She was principal at Hoover Elementary in 1952. The sign in front of the school reads “Mable P. Sumpter Community School.” Meet Mrs. Prats, the Principal When I was a little girl, I lived on a farm outside of Independence, Oregon, […]
Scott Elementary School opened in 1977. It was named for Harry W. Scott, who was a bicycle shop owner in Salem from 1919 to 1963. He would fix children’s bikes, often for little or no cost. He was on the Salem-Keizer School Board from 1946-1961, serving as chairperson for five years. The Salem Chamber of […]
Schirle Elementary is a kindergarten through fifth-grade school with an average enrollment of around 500 students. Schirle opened in 1974. It was named for James R. Schirle who taught at Bush Elementary School in Salem. He was well-liked and respected by both students and staff. He was also president of the Salem Education Association.Schirle was […]