Thanks to the community’s approval of a bond measure in 2018, schools all across the district are receiving expansions and/or improvements.

The district is finishing its third year of construction under the bond program. To date, 90% of architectural design work is complete, and 63% of planned construction is substantially complete, meaning the spaces are ready to be used for school operations. Fifty-four out of the district’s 60 school sites are either in architectural design, under construction, or substantially complete.

At Englewood Elementary, bond improvements were complete in the fall of 2020. Englewood received upgrades in the music room, improved visibility of the front entry from the office, upgrades to the intercom and electronic badge access system, the old portable classroom was replaced, and more.

All schools in the district will receive some level of improvement under the bond. The following table gives a short summary of the status of work at schools in the North Salem High School feeder system.

School Project start Project end Status
North Salem High Spring 2019 Fall 2020 Complete
Houck Middle Summer 2022 Fall 2023 In design
Parrish Middle Summer 2021 Fall 2022 In construction
Waldo Middle Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Complete
Auburn Elementary Summer 2020 Fall 2021 Complete
Englewood Elementary Summer 2020 Winter 2020 Complete
Grant Elementary Summer 2020 Fall 2021 Complete
Hallman Elementary Summer 2022 Fall 2023 In design
Highland Elementary Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Complete
Hoover Elementary Summer 2020 Winter 2020 Complete
Miller Elementary Summer 2020 Winter 2020 Complete
Washington Elementary Summer 2022 Fall 2022 In design

Many schools across Salem and Keizer in the district’s five other high school feeder systems are also in various phases of construction or are complete.

Thank you, voters, for providing relief for overcrowding, increased safety and security, expanded career and technical (vocational) education opportunities, and more for our students.

For more information about the 2018 bond program, please visit