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About Our School

Welcome, Bulldogs!

Derby Middle School serves a diverse population of approximately 775 students in grades 6-8 in a safe and supportive environment. Our school is located in the heart of Derby, KS at the corner of Madison and Woodlawn. 

In order to prepare students to live in and contribute to a changing world, Derby Middle School provides a progressive education to meet the academic, cultural and social needs of the students in our community. Derby Middle School also has specifically designed instruction for every student’s individual learning needs. We are proud to be a part of Read 180 which is a proven reading intervention program that directly addresses individual needs through differentiated instruction, adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary skills.

There is a strong commitment to a team approach at DMS. There are two teams per grade. Each team has approximately 130 students. We believe the teaming approach allows teachers to build strong relationships with students and help them to be successful at the middle level. Teaming also allows for teachers to collaborate and review student data to drive their instruction. Parents are able to work closely teachers on the team concerning their child's learning needs.

In addition to a rigorous curriculum, DMS provides several electives. Project Lead the Way, a project-based curriculum that focuses on math, science and technology and offers unique opportunities for students to use their knowledge in hands-on experiences. DMS has a proud tradition of excellence in the fine arts. We provide Band, Vocal and Orchestra classes. These music programs consistently score one ratings at festivals and competitions. If students have an interest in Art we have tremendous program in 2D and 3D design. FACS, PE and Foreign Language round out the elective curriculum. 

DMS believes technology to be vital to the education of students today. We provide computer studies classes and have a one-to-one iPad initiative. Students at DMS will develop leadership skills. They will learn to develop a healthy self-concept, build healthy relationships, and understand the concept of personal responsibility. 

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Derby Middle School

Breakfast/Early Arrival: 7:50AM
Breakfast: 8:02AM
Start Time: 8:10AM
End Time: 3:25PM
Early Release Time: 11:35AM

801 E. Madison
Derby, KS 67037
Main Office: (316) 788-8580
Fax: (316) 788-8062
Attendance Office: (316) 788-8552
Counselors Office: (316) 788-8575

Principal: Clint Shipley
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