• Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Mari-Linn is a K-8 school within the North Santiam School District 29J.  Serving the communities of Lyons, Mehama, and Stayton, we have an approximate enrollment of 215 students.  We have one classroom teacher per grade with an average class size of 24 students.  


    Mari-Linn is a Positive Behavior Support school with three rules:  Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe.  Matrices of expected behaviors are posted in every classroom and common area, including our cafeteria, library, computer lab, hallways, and restrooms.  Students are recognized for exhibiting these behaviors individually, as a class, and as a whole school.  We celebrate successes quarterly at an assembly where students are recognized for their achievements both academically and behaviorally.


    Our school is blessed with a very supportive community.  We value our parent and community volunteers.  They support our students in a variety of ways, from playground supervision, to listening to a student read.  Students and staff take time to not only learn together, but to also enjoy life and play.


    The Mari-Linn staff are dedicated to lifelong learning and collaboration with parents.  Families look forward to their own children getting a high quality of education from our staff.  Established in 1943, Mari-Linn has seen generations of families continue to come through our doors.