Dardanelle Public Schools

Dardanelle Public Schools


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.




Lizards LEAD

Lifelong Learners

Empower and Inspire to Apply Knowledge

Achieve Personal Goals

Develop Responsible Global Citizens




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!!


Congratulations to the 2019-2020

DMS Student Council!!


President: KyleeKay Massey
Vice President: Madison Rodriguez
Reporter: Emily Young
Secretary: Lily Wiser
Treasurer: Kloye Chronister

Class Representatives (7th Grade)
Kalea Kane
Mathew Morris
Landon McGuran
Leslei Ramirez

Class Representatives (8th Grade)
Jayce Followill

At Large – Class Representatives
Rylee Miller
Emma Jernigan
Lydia Ladraa

Daniel King





Two Free Audiobooks each week - 

Step One: Download Overdrive (Overdrive App on Smartphones)

Step Two: Go to AudioBookSync and follow the directions there. 


Check HERE for more library happenings!! 






Middle School News

Student Meal Charging

Recognizing the occasional need for students to charge meals, the above link reviews guidelines that are set in place as an equitable framework for collection procedures of negative balances in lunch accounts.

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Middle School Events

Dead Week
Date: 6/24/2019
Dead Week
Date: 6/25/2019
Dead Week
Date: 6/26/2019
Dead Week
Date: 6/27/2019