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Leslie Junior High School

LESLIE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Leslie Junior High School opened its door to students twenty-nine years ago, on September 19, 1927. During its twenty-nine years Leslie has provided the surrounding community with an educational center. Information for this story was obtained by compiling information received from teachers, students, records and other such sources. Improvements have continually […]

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Parrish Junior High School

PARRISH JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Parrish Junior High School was constructed in 1924 and named in honor of Josiah L. Parrish, a pioneer missionary of Oregon who carried on his work in the vicinity of Salem. Mr. Parrish owned a large portion of land which is how in the eastern part of Salem, and the junior […]

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McKinley Elementary

MCKINLEY SCHOOLBy: Dorothy Rea First mention of a proposed school site in South Salem appeared in the board minutes, Nov. 14, 1914 in a communication to the Board from B. C. Miles and Sarah A. Judson. In January 8,1915, motion was passed that the Board receive deed and accept title for tract of land known […]

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“Little” Central School

https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/salem_s_colored_school_and_little_central/#.YIWpCWhlDUI By Susan BellThe first school open to African American students in Oregon—referred to as the Colored School—was founded in March 1867 by African American residents in Salem. In 1868, the original school closed when the city opened a segregated public school called Little Central, which was also called the “Colored School.” Oregon did not […]

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Halls Ferry Elementary

HALLS FERRY SCHOOL At the time it was founded our school was christened “Riverview”, Then later was changed to “River- dale” after nearby Riverdale Park. After a few years the school was officially named Hall’s Ferry School. This name was taken from the Hall’s Ferry Station. Before 1917 the children from the Halls Ferry Community […]

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