Danforth Middle School


Dr. Reba Hodge
Vice Principal

Laura Mitchell
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Danielle Perkins
Laura Mitchell

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4535
(315) 435-6208
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4469
Guidance Office (315) 435-5877

School Address:

309 W. Brighton Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13205

School Hours:

8:00 AM-3:36 PM

VISION: Danforth Middle School will be a model middle school for leadership, innovation and creativity in which students and staff members strive to reach their maximum potential.

Danforth Middle School is committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.  We will achieve this by providing rigorous standards-based instruction and assessment aligned to the Common Core and collaborative, high quality, inquiry-based STEM experiences that prepare students for their future.  This will ensure that all students develop into critical thinkers and responsible global citizens.
School News
SCSD to Host JSCB Phase 2 Meetings (Updated) SCSD to Host JSCB Phase 2 Meetings (Updated): Parents and guardians, as well as the general public, are invited to provide comments on Joint Schools Construction Board (JSCB) Phase 2 Tranche 2 projects. A meeting will be scheduled at each school that is being renovated. Meetings will consist of a brief presentation by the architect and Turner Construction, which will cover basic needs of the building and an overview of the design process. Attendees will then be asked to provide comments and questions about the particular building. ... more >>
Receivership Information Sessions Scheduled Receivership Information Sessions Scheduled: The Syracuse City School District will be hosting Receivership Public Hearings for the eight schools in receivership.  At the meeting parents will be guided through a brief presentation regarding the receivership process and provided information regarding the performance of their child’s school and the plan to be implemented to show demonstrable improvement during the upcoming school year. In addition, parents will learn how the school can achieve demonstrable improvement and the ... more >>
Teen Book Fiends at Teen Book Fest 2017 Teen Book Fiends at Teen Book Fest 2017: more >>
Soapbox Derby Helps Students Learn Teamwork, Become Career Ready Soapbox Derby Helps Students Learn Teamwork, Become Career Ready: Last July, a team of Soapbox Derby students from Danforth spent a week in Ohio competing in the World Championship Soapbox Derby.   “The hill there was steeper than the one in Syracuse, and it was actually a real track,” seventh grader Saleem Febus explained. “It was different to race, and I almost got disqualified because I didn’t know how to drive on that kind of track and accidentally hit another car. But we figured it out and came in 8 th !”   This ... more >>
SCSD Students Visit Cornell for ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference SCSD Students Visit Cornell for ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference: A group of middle school girls from Danforth, Lincoln and Westside Academy at Blodgett recently attended the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Cornell University, intended to help encourage an interest in math and science.   Each year, 500 girls are selected from nationwide entries, and this year, all 75 SCSD students who were nominated for the conference lottery were selected to attend! At the conference, girls heard a keynote speech from a female scientist, attended workshops, learned ... more >>

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School Documents

Danforth Middle 17-18 QR2 Receivership Report
Danforth Middle 17-18 QR1 Receivership Report
Danforth Middle 16-17 QR2 Receivership Report
Danforth Middle 16-17 QR1 Receivership Report
2016-17 Community Engagement Plan
Danforth CET Recommendations
DASA Complaint Form