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
(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.
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Teen Book Fiends at Teen Book Fest 2017: more >>
Please Join Us for a Family Discussion!: You are cordially invited to dinner and a discussion with staff from the Office of Student Support Services, Office of Family Engagement and the Chief Ombuds Officer. The discussions will be guided by a series of questions about student support, discipline, the Code of Conduct,  and school climate and culture. All feedback from families and students will be recorded by table facilitators.   All families are invited to attend ANY of the sessions regardless of where your child attends ... more >>
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: 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 >>
Teen Book Fiends visit OCPL Central Library to make videos: Scholars from Ed Smith and Danforth Teen Book Fiends met at OCPL Central Library. Dragana Drobnjak and Rene Battelle taught everyone about stop-motion video. The scholars then created video based on books we have read and how they feel about choosing books they like. Visit here to see their videos. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMCq4AB1lxzTPGY8PWYap4Oervl_M2fIB   more >>

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2016-17 Community Engagement Plan
Danforth DTSDE Report 2015-2016
Danforth CET Recommendations
Danforth Quarter2 Report 16_17
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