Ewing Young School

17600 NE North Valley Rd., Newberg, OR 97132

1846 to 1953

the original Ewing Young School (West Chehalem School)

the original Ewing Young School (West Chehalem School)

Ewing Young School, the first school in the Chehalem Valley, was originally built in 1846.  The student body included children from the whole valley.  An 1865 map indicates the school was sited at its current location and known as West Chehalem School.  A two-room wood-frame structure was constructed in 1914.  Improvements and additions continued until 1951.

Ewing Young School 1B

New school in the background and the old school building in the foreground.

From 1914 to 1951 the second school building served the residents of this area well. In the early years the school served both elementary and secondary students. In 1941 the school joined the Newberg School District and was renamed Ewing Young. In the picture below you can see the new school in the background and the old school building in the foreground.

After the new school was built the old building was used as a play area. In 1953 the old buildings were removed and the current school was built. Many of the trees seen in both pictures here are still on the property. The bell from the original school proudly rests outside the school today.

present day Ewing Young School

present day Ewing Young School

For more about Ewing Young, early Oregon pioneer and his role in Oregon’s statehood click here.