Dardanelle Public Schools

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2306 North State Hwy. 7
Dardanelle, AR  72834
Phone (479) 229-4550 | Fax (479) 229-1697

John David Keeling, Principal
Bobby Rehm, Assistant Principal

DMS Mission Statement:

Dardanelle Middle School’s mission

is to create life-long learners and globally responsible citizens

through a partnership of students, families, staff and community.

We want to inspire all students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary

to become creative problem solvers, to achieve personal success

and to contribute to our diverse and dynamic world.

DMS will host summer school for students currently in grades 6th-8th grade. The session will be June 7th - June 18th from 8:30 - 3:00 daily. There will be a focus on remediation with enrichment activities added. We have 40 open spots and they will be filled first come first serve. If you would like your child to attend please follow the link below.

Summer School Application


Attention: This is a message from Berry and Rose drug in Dardanelle. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for ages 12 and up. If you are interested in vaccinating your child please contact Berry or Rose drug for more information and appointment times.    Thank you



ATTENTION: In order to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff, please be advised that if anyone in your household is being tested for Covid-19, your student(s) cannot come to school and should remain in quarantine until the results are received. The school nurse will need a copy of the negative test results for the student to re-enter school.
If your child is considered a close contact to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, they cannot come to school until their quarantine period is over.
If your child has fever or other symptoms of illness, they must stay home until they are fever free without medication for 48 hours.
Please notify your child's school nurse or the district Covid Point of Contact if your child is out for any of these reasons.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!!






If you are a parent of a student within the district and your child or
someone in the household tests positive for Covid-19, please
contact April Hunt at 479-477-0292. She will be actively working
with any suspected or known cases of Covid-19 within our
school district in accordance with ADH guidelines. Click on the link above for additional information.

Our district point of contact who will be working directly with the Arkansas Department of Health regarding suspected or known positive cases of Covid-19 within our school district is April Hunt.





Until the end of the 2020-2021 School Year -

ALL students will receive one breakfast and one lunch for free.

Any extras will have to be paid for.





Link to Canvas Portal

Canvas Parent Tutorial


Dardanelle Middle School has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas as a school where students are “Beating the Odds”!   Students at DMS demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2016 compared to how much they were expected to grow.


Congratulations to students, teachers, and everyone who helped earn this OEP Beating the Odds award!!