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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Teen Book Fiends visit WCNY studios: Teen Book Fiends from Danforth and Ed Smith visited WCNY Monday and did book interviews with the CTE students from OCM-BOCES. Thanks to Debbie Stack and Kathy Labulis. "Information comes in all forms and is shared across many different platforms today. We have books in print, on tablets and i-readers, audio books (and services like WCNY’s ReadOut Radio), and books made into films. And people talk about books, which is a really interesting phenomenon, and which we will be doing today. ... more >>
Data Coaches Help SCSD Schools Improve Student Outcomes: Among the entire SCSD, Danforth Middle School saw the most reductions in chronic absences and office referrals in the first half of the 2016-17 school year. Principal Gene Jones attributes these improvements largely to the school’s use of data to target at-risk students and implement early interventions.   “We’ve used data to see where we need to make improvements, where our challenges are and where our strengths are,” Mr. Jones explained. “We also use data ... more >>
Special visit to see Hidden Figures: more >>
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 >>

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School Documents

2016-17 Community Engagement Plan
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