Cheldelin Middle School welcomes all students and offers a balanced and supportive educational program. Our mission is to foster each individual student's growth academically, emotionally, and socially by challenging, engaging, and inspiring all students, allowing them to reach their potential. Our administrative team is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students, families, and staff.
Cheldelin Middle School was built in 1967. Our school was named in honor of Vernon H. Cheldelin, the founding director of the institute of Science at Oregon State University and a long-time member of the Corvallis School Board. We are the home of the Cougars and our colors and our enrollment is approximately 600 students in grades six through eight.
We welcome you to the Cheldelin community!
Darren Bland, Principal
Darren Bland has been the principal at Cheldelin Middle School since 2016. He served as Assistant Principal in 2014-2015 and worked in the district’s Teaching and Learning Department as an Instructional Technology Specialist in 2013-14. Before joining the Corvallis School District, he taught language arts in the McMinnville School District for seven years and was also at Aloha and Central Catholic High schools for five years.
Kyle Mabry, Assistant Principal
Kyle Mabry has been Assistant Principal at Cheldelin Middle School since 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Southern Oregon University and a Master’s degree in special education from SOU. He has also completed the administrator program at Portland State University. Mr. Mabry has worked as an athletic trainer in Ashland. He has worked in the Salem Keizer School District as a Special Education Teacher at the middle school level, and for as a behavior specialist at McKay High School.