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.