Danforth Middle School



Robert Chalwell, Ph.D.
Vice Principal

Moshiena Faircloth
Administrative Intern

Sharon Archer
Administrative Intern

DASA Coordinators:

Moshiena Faircloth
Danielle Perkins

Guidance Counselors:

Todd Bradbury
Jeanette Espinosa

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4535
Fax: (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:

7:50 AM-3:10 PM

Breakfast: 7:30 am
CREW: 7:50 am


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!

School News
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 >>
Danforth Afterschool Program Danforth Afterschool Program: At Danforth Middle School students have the opportunity to enrich their lives through our afterschool program. Young scholars learn valuable life skills through our cooking, childcare, and sewing classes. They also have the opportunity to participating in enrichment activities such as dance or robotics. We have been fortunate to partner with SUNY ESF. Our scholars have worked with college students to collaboratively create STEM based projects. Each night all scholars receive additional support ... more >>
Trauma Training at Danfroth Middle School Trauma Training at Danfroth Middle School: A training for proving a trauma informed education is being hosted at Danforth Middle School on Saturday April, 14, 2018. All families and staff members of the Danforth community are welcome to attend. The training will be held from 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Please call the main office at 315-453-4535 if you are interested in attending. more >>

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Contact Community Services
Danforth Middle School Library
Danforth Support Staff
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Huntington Family Centers
School Report Card

School Documents

Receivership Report - 2017-18 Quarter 4