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Principal's Message

Hello, and welcome to the website of Dana Middle School! We appreciate your interest, and look forward to hosting you on our campus in the near future. When you do arrive at Dana, you will marvel at the look and feel of our school. Built in 1928, Dana is a beautiful campus, showcasing the mosaic tiling and arched column breezeways characteristic of classic Spanish architecture. And I am happy to report that Dana is now looking better than ever, due to bungalows that have been renovated and painted, a library that’s been refurbished with all new furniture, and a state-of-the-art sound system installed in the auditorium. And, as we enter the 2022-23 school year, finishing touches were just completed on the third mural that’s been painted in the last six months. Dana has never looked better, and we are anxious to roll out the red carpet for our staff, students, and parents!
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Mission Statement

​Our mission at Dana Middle School is to provide an engaging environment that will support all students in becoming socially responsible, intellectually curious, and college and career ready individuals.