Mission Statement  

Admiral Denton Mission

The mission of Denton Middle School is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which students will learn and grow through high expectations for academic achievement and responsible citizenship.


Mobile County Public Schools Mission

The mission of the Mobile County Public Schools is to produce a literate, life-long learner who is visionary and productive, aware of self, accepting of cultural differences, sensitive to others and who applies knowledge to make morally responsible decisions in an ever changing society.

 

  About The School  

 BBSST - Building Based Student Support Team

Alabama has been mandated by the federal government to establish a committee at each school that acts as an intervention for students who are having chronic problems behaviorally or academically.  The BBSST evaluates behaviors and formulates a corrective action plan that the teacher can implement in the classroom.  If the student does not show improvement, a referral can be made for special education.  Parents can make referrals to BBSST by writing a letter to the classroom teacher stating such.  BBSST is NOT a guarantee of promotion.

 Purpose of BBSST

  • Promote academic achievement of failing students
  • Improve individual behavior and school environment
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Give every student a chance to succeed

 

 


 Extended Day Tutoring

Denton Middle School offers extended-day tutoring to any student needing additional help in Reading and/or Math.  This service is free to students and meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with transportation provided, if needed.  If you are interested in enrolling your child, please download the Extended-Day letter, sign and date it, and return it to school with your child.  If you have any more questions, please contact us at 221-2148.


Title I Schoolwide Plan

The Title I Schoolwide plan is an important part of Denton Middle School. Funds from this program are used in a variety of ways that directly affect student achievement. One way is by using a reading computer lab to give support to students who are trying to read at grade level. Additional computers are available in the school media center and in most classrooms for use by teachers and students. Finally, resources are used to strengthen the bond between the school, student, and parent by providing opportunities for parents and students to become involved in school activities and to receive worthwhile information. Denton Middle School is proud to offer these programs to our students and parents.

A copy of Denton's current plan is available in the office.


The Birth of Denton Middle School

In June of 2002, the Mobile County Board of School Commissioners unanimously voted to change the name of Azalea Middle School. With the plans for a new and state of the art school building being developed, The Board of School Commissioners decided that the new building needed a new name. Thus, Jeremiah A. Denton Middle School evolved.  The new building opened in October 2005 with Admiral Denton himself dedicating the school.

Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton was born in Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy. Thereafter, he served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot. During his Naval tenure, he served in the Vietnam War, which led to his being captured and held as a prisoner of war for seven years. After his release, he was elected to the United States Senate. Representing the State of Alabama, he served on the Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, and the Armed Services Committee.

Along with a new name came new school colors and a new mascot, both of which symbolize Denton's military achievements. The new school colors are red, white, and blue, representing the patriotism Admiral Denton displayed while serving our country. The new mascot is the Admiral, which represents the highest rank Denton received before retiring from the U.S. Navy.


Denton Middle School Today

The new faculty and staff of Jeremiah A. Denton Middle School are here to motivate and educate students to become responsible and academically productive citizens. The Admiral Mission will be upheld by promoting school pride, encouraging community support, and providing an environment conducive to learning.