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Blue, Silver, & White

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James R. Schirle
Elementary School

4875 Justice Way S
Salem, OR 97302-2226

Phone 📱 503-399-3277
Fax: 503-391-4087

Principal: Kelsey Daniels
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Office Manager: Nancy Hammitt
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It’s a great day to be a Schirle Shark!

Hey, Sharks, let’s S.W.I.M. together!

Show Respect,
Work Hard,
Individually Responsible,
Make Safe Choices

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 the first school in Salem named after a classroom teacher.