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Derby Middle School

73 Chatfield Street, Derby, CT  06418 • (203) 736-1426 • (203) 736-3234 fax 

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Welcome to Derby Middle School! We are proud to educate the sixth, seventh and eighth graders of “Connecticut’s Smallest City”. Originally settled as early as 1622, Derby was established in 1675 receiving its name from across the Atlantic, Derby, England. Derby was later incorporated just before the Revolutionary War, May 13, 1775. Over the centuries Derby has relied on the benefits of being established at the confluence of the Housatonic River and the Naugatuck River, providing transportation and power for growing industries.  Geographically Derby occupies five square miles along these two rivers and supports just under 13,000 residents. The Derby Public Schools educates students from pre-school through twelfth grade. Derby Middle School was opened in January of 2010 and offers the latest educational structures for teachers and students. Students are provided with one to one laptops and connectivity to allow them to explore the best that the internet has to offer. The faculty at DMS is a close knit family of professionals that emphasize academic, social and emotional growth during these middle years. Sharing the same campus as Derby High School, DMS gets to reap the benefits of many of the high school programs as well. Derby Middle School is indeed a special place, one that will help students bloom into respectful, inquisitive and determined young adults. 


The Derby Middle School Professional Learning Community (students, faculty, staff, parent and administration) is committed to developing healthy, productive, and contributing members of 21st century society who are prepared to accept and deal with the inevitability of change. At Derby Middle School our mission is to create an educational environment in which every student can learn and advance to high school with the attitudes, understandings and competencies that ensure his/her success as a life long learner, with assessment driving instruction for our improved student learning.



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Sixth Grade NWEA Letter


1:1 Laptop Agreement

Laptop Insurance

Aircard Rental

Students Without Laptops Packet


Any necessary forms can be located in the Digital Backpack

EventDateDue Date Permission / Money      
Picture RetakesNovember 14Picture Form
Evening Parent ConferencesNovember 16Conference Form 
Afternoon ConferencesNovember 17 Conference Form 
Early Dismissal November 23 
Thanksgiving November 24  
No SchoolNovember 25 
Progress ReportsDecember 2 
Early Dismissal Teacher PDDecember 7 
Early Dismissal December 23 
Classes ResumeJanuary 3 
2nd Marking Period EndsJanuary 13 


DMS Student Handbook

DMS Manual del Estudiante



Notification of Asbestos Management Plan Availability And Response Actions

Derby Public Schools Child Find

DPS Cancellation Notice 2015-2016

Developing Red Raider Pride! 

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Upcoming Events

  • May 29, 2017
    • Memorial Day No School
    • No School ~ Memorial Day Derby Middle School
  • Jun 1, 2017
    • Honors Banquet 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMDerby Middle School Gymnasium
    Jun 6, 2017
    • Committee of the Whole 6:30 PMDerby Middle School Cafetorium 73 Chatfield Street
    Jun 13, 2017
    • Gr. 8 Moving Up Ceremony Derby Middle School Time is to be determined
    • Half Day
    • Tentative Early Dismissal 12:25 PMDerby Middle School
    Jun 14, 2017
    • Half Day
    • Tentative Early Dismissal 12:25 PMDerby Middle School
    Jun 15, 2017
    • Last Day of School Half Day
William Vitelli

Dean of Student Development
Athletic Director
Sean O'Meara

Special Education Director
Shelly Sheridan

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