Danforth Middle School

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Richard Richardson III
Vice Principal
Robert Chalwell, Ph.D.
Administrative Interns
Moshiena Faircloth
Sharon Archer
DASA Coordinators
Moshiena Faircloth
Danielle Perkins
School Address 
309 W. Brighton Ave |
Syracuse, NY 13205
School Hours 
7:50 AM-3:10 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-4535
Fax: (315) 435-6208
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4469
Guidance Office
(315) 435-5877


Danforth Mission

At Danforth Middle School, we practice CREW, Community, and Collaboration to drive our development as empowered learners who believe in themselves, and display respectfulness, care for others, intellectual curiosity, persistence, and habits of virtue.

We achieve this by:
  • Contributing to a learning environment which is culturally responsive to all learners and all school community members
  • Actively taking ownership of our academic achievement and socio-emotional wellbeing
  • Recognizing the relevance of classroom learning to our daily lives and our future
  • Striving to be lifelong learners, sharing our knowledge, and using that knowledge to give back to our community
  • Holding each other accountable for positive behavior and the safety and security of all members of our community

Vision Statement

A Danforth Middle School Family working together to promote the success of all students, gain all we can from a high quality education; and move on to High School as responsible active citizens, serving our community, equipped for success in all aspects of our lives.


I believe that I can succeed.
I will seize every opportunity to learn and grow.
I will honor and respect all people.
I believe in the worth of every member of my community.
I believe that I have a contribution to make to society, my country, and the world.
I will contribute intellectually, artistically, physically, with all that I am and all that I will be.
Leader: So say we all?
School: So say we all!

2018-2019 Danforth Student School Supply List
  • White lined loose leaf paper
  • No 2 Pencils
  • Pens (blue/black)
  • 1-inch Spiral Note Books 12 (6 for MP 1-2 and 6 for MP 3-4)
  • 6 Pocket Folders
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Three hole zipper pouch to hold pens, pencils, etc.
  • Scientific Calculator for all grades
  • Combination lock (gymnasium locker room)
Please call 435-4535 and speak to:
Dr. C for more information about 8th Grade 
Ms. Faircloth for more information about 7th Grade
Mrs. Archer for more information about 6th Grade
School News
Author Visit Prompts School-Based Community Projects Author Visit Prompts School-Based Community Projects: Thanks to a project sponsored by Molina Healthcare, SCSD staff were encouraged to submit their plans to help spread love and develop character education in their schools.   Several school submitted proposals, and three schools were selected to receive a visit from Matt De La Pena, author of ‘Love.’ Those three schools invited other schools to attend as well, allowing the author to reach scholars from Franklin, Van Duyn, Syracuse Latin, Ed Smith, Lincoln, Danforth and ELMS! ... more >>
Back to School Parent Engagement Tips Back to School Parent Engagement Tips: Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! As we work together in Building Our Future and helping to prepare our students for #SCSDSuccess, our families play a critical role. Here are some helpful tips from our school teachers and administrators on how parents and guardians can best become active partners in their children’s education.   TIP 1: Email is key when communicating with teachers Since many teachers don’t have telephones in their classrooms, the best way for parents  ... more >>
Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares: WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS & STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 - 19 SCHOOL YEAR! As with any new beginning, a new school year comes with questions and unknowns. To serve as a resource for families, several Syracuse City School District departments and offices have compiled their most frequently asked questions - with answers - relating to the back-to-school season. Please see below for these questions, separated by department. If you have ... more >>
Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success: The Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy (SALA) started in 2013-14 with the goal of building internal leadership capacity within the SCSD. Rather than hiring external applicants for administrative and leadership roles, SALA was intended to help train leaders who are already engaged with – and passionate about – Syracuse City Schools.   This past school year, the 2017-18 cohort continued the program’s record of success.   “The most unique aspect of SALA is ... more >>
Reminder: Danforth Dress Code Reminder: Danforth Dress Code: Clothing that is too tight or too loose will be considered inappropriate. Therefore garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps (follow the three finger rule for sleeveless shirts), muscle shirts, plunging necklines (front and/or back), short shirts that do not completely cover the midriff, and seethrough garments are not appropriate. In addition, leggings and jeggings are not permitted. The length of dresses, skirts and shorts must be two inches above the knee or ... more >>

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School Documents

Receivership Report - 2018-19 Quarter 1