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Dana Middle School is a 2021 California Distinguished School and also earned this title in 2013. The Dana Middle School community holds high expectations for all of its members. Our purpose is to create responsible citizens with a lifelong passion for learning and excellence. Through a variety of educational experiences, we strive to develop self-reliance, integrity, and respect for others.

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Spirit Advisory

Do you want to join Spirit Advisory next year? There is an informational meeting on Thursday, 4/18 in room 29. Sign ups close Thursday, 4/25. Click on the headline to view the flier!
writing that says school spirit with a crown and stars


All incoming 7th grade students must have two varicella vaccines and their sixth Tdap vaccine given after turning 7 to register at Ports o' Call. If your student already has these vaccines, please bring them in now to avoid the chaos at registration! If they do not have the vaccines, make an appointment now!
a shot with angry germs

Agenda Design Competition

Would you like to design Dana's agenda for next year? Click on the headline to find out how you can! Submissions are due May 24.
stick figures holding up the word agenda

Arcadia Unified Middle Schoolers Advance to Prestigious International Robotics Championship

Dana Middle School 7th-grader Brandon Liu and Foothills Middle School 8th-graders Ethan Chen, Aidan Tan, and Jiaxuan (Ocean) Xu will soon travel to Houston to compete in the 2024 FLL World Championship on April 16 through 20 and will next head to Australia for the FLL Asian Pacific Open in July. Team Code Breakers is one of only two Southern California FLL teams that qualified to advance to the World Championship. Read more at the link above.
Arcadia Unified Middle Schoolers Advance to Prestigious International Robotics Championship


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To challenge and inspire students to make a positive and profound impact on their world.