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Cal Young Middle School

calyoung2555 Gilham Road, Eugene, OR 97408
(541) 790-6400 Fax: (541) 790-6456
Attendance Line 541-790-6454

School website

Grades: 6–8
Enrollment: 530
Principal: Chris Mitchell <mitchell_c@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Alexis Lane <lane_a@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours:
M–Th: 9:00–3:35
Friday: 9:00–2:35
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Feeder Elementary Schools: Willagillespie, Gilham
High School Region: Sheldon

Mission Statement:
The Cal Young faculty, staff, administration, students, parents and community will work together to provide a safe, caring and respectful community that encourages everyone to grow intellectually, creatively and socially.

Program Description:
Cal Young Middle School provides an active, comprehensive instructional program designed to prepare students to succeed in high school and to meet or exceed state standards. In our state-of-the-art facility, students receive sequential instruction in music, fine arts, world languages and other elective courses that pique student interest and meet the developmental needs of middle-level students. Students at Cal Young access their own iPads through a 1-to-1 technology program. The use of technology and 21st-century skills has become a primary focus at Cal Young with the support of community involvement and stakeholder input. Our staff and faculty are proud to offer 4J students access not only to these physical resources, but even more pleased to offer exceptional instruction in all content areas on how to use these devices productively and meaningfully to enhance their individual educational growth. Our commitment to preparing your children for today’s needs can be actively observed every day in each of our classrooms and through strategic professional development and focused collaboration agreed upon by the Cal Young faculty. Cal Young provides a positive, caring, supportive learning environment for all students, emphasizing academic excellence, respect and responsibility.

School Highlights:

  • Cal Young’s state-of-the-art school building, which opened in 2006, features natural light, open spaces and built-in instructional technology
  • Integrating 21st-century technology while emphasizing reading, writing, math, science and social studies
  • All students receive their own individual iPads to facilitate a more personalized learning environment that promotes 21st-century learning skills
  • The Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program is designed to foster a positive school environment emphasizing respect, cooperation and academic excellence
  • The Middle School Mentor Program provides support for Cal Young students by pairing students with adult mentors who meet weekly for lunch and games
  • AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, an elective college-readiness program for 7–8 grade students, is designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in higher education

School Improvement Goals:

  • Increase achievement levels for every student in math, reading, writing and science
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment that supports learning and ensures that all students and staff are valued
  • Expand our communication and collaboration with the community
  • Foster a welcoming environment that promotes parental involvement

ODE school report cards and AYP reports