Danforth Middle School


Dr. Jerome Watts
Vice Principal

Dr. Reba Hodge
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Jerome Watts
Danielle Perkins

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4535
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.
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Danforth Teams Share Newsletters.: Danforth Teams are happy to share newsletters with our community to share all we are working on learning. more >>
Improvement in SCSD Schools Recognized by NYS: The State Education Department recently released performance data for SCSD schools in receivership. The data, from the 2015-16 school year, showed all 9 of our receivership schools making Demonstrable Improvement. Notable highlights vary by school but include things like an increase in standardized test performance, decrease in the number of suspensions, increase in graduation rate, drop in the number of serious incidents and more.   Overall, SCSD schools met or exceeded 69 percent of ... more >>
Danforth Students Launch High Altitude Weather Balloon: Danforth students received an exciting science lesson as they launched a high altitude weather balloon at the school’s football field.   While attending a Fall Technology Conference at SUNY Oswego, Technology teacher Joe Dottolo heard of the weather balloon project and thought it would help bring learning to life for his students.   Students who attend CCamp, a mentoring program with O’Brien and Gere, worked in small groups to take part in their own balloon-related ... more >>
Urban Fellowship Program Increases Diversity Among SCSD Staff: When she heard about the Urban Fellowship Program, Sheleia Horton was a Teaching Assistant in the SCSD, having only recently completed a Master’s in Education from SUNY Oswego.   “I wish the program had been around before I spent all that money on my degree at Oswego!” she exclaimed.   The SCSD Urban Fellowship Program was created to ensure that our faculty better represents the diversity of our student body. In exchange for a five-year commitment to teach in ... more >>
SCSD Students Attend Soap Box Derby World Championships: Two SCSD students represented Syracuse at the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, Ohio! Henninger student Grace Eberst and Danforth student Saleem Febus were among 165 racers who competed in the Local Stock Division. Congratulations to Grace, who finished second place in her first round heat by only 0.159 seconds, and to Saleem, who won two heats before finishing second in the third round (missing the win by just 0.033 seconds)! Great work by both of these students. ... more >>

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School Documents

School Supply List 16-17
Danforth Q3 15-16 Receivership Report
Danforth Q2 Quarterly Report
Danforth DTSDE Report 2015-2016
Danforth Revised SIG Plan
Danforth CET Recommendations
Danforth Quarter2 Report 16_17
Danforth Middle School 16-17 QR1 Receivership Report
Student Support Services Organizational Chart
DASA Complaint Form