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Welcome from the principal

Mrs. Lisa Dubich, Principal

Derry Area Middle School extends a warm welcome to both students and parents as we enter a new school year together.  Our team of professional educators will ensure to promote a strong academic program, positive social environment, and a well-disciplined school.


Derry Area Middle School’s mission is to create an environment in which each child will be provided an opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially to the maximum of each individual’s potential.


“Together We Can Make a Difference” is our guiding belief.  When parents, students, and staff work toward common goals, nothing is impossible!  Building citizenship in our school and community is an important part of education.


“Pride in Ourselves and Our School” is key to maintaining an environment of mutual respect where all students can realize their full potential and discover their individual talents in a clean, undamaged facility.