About Us


Candalaria is a kindergarten through fifth-grade school with an enrollment that averages around 340 students. Full-day kindergarten is available, and child care services are provided before and after school. Our nickname is the Huskies.

Construction on Candalaria began in 1955 and is named for the Candalaria Heights district of Salem. The name Candalaria comes from Mr. Looney who grew apples, cherries, pears, and plums, and who travelled extensively. On one of his trips he was so impressed by a ranch he saw in Cuba called "El Rancho de Candelaria," that he named a hill in Salem after it. Candelaria comes from the nickname for the Catholic feast of the Purification of the Virgin, and before that from the Latin meaning "candle."

Our Business Partners 

Our business partners are Office Depot and Roth's Vista. Maps Credit Union is the district's Premier Sponsor. Click on the logos to visit our partners' websites. 

Click here to learn more about Salem-Keizer's Business Partnership program.