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Challenging. Dynamic. Interactive. Just a few ways we'd use to describe a typical day at South Dearborn Middle School. Students thrive in our small town, community-based culture located within a safe, secure and beautiful campus. We offer modern facilities and state of the art technology to provide a setting where students grow more independent as their progress to larger class sizes.

Our students benefit from our unique teaching "teams" designed to have a core group of experienced teachers focused on individual student achievement. It's this specialized dedication by a teacher team that results in successful academic achievement for each student. Students thrive within classes that provide relevant hands on science, technology & engineering classes that prepare our students for the jobs of the future.

In addition to pure academic instruction, our students also participate in character education and our Bully Prevention Program & Drug Awareness Program to proactively address these real world concerns.

From an academic perspective, our school corporation recently had the highest ISTEP score increase compared to other area schools. This is just one indication of the commitment to academic achievement that you'll find at South Dearborn Middle School and throughout the entire South Dearborn Community School Corporation.

We believe that our parents and students deserve access to resources that will help them get the most of our their school experience. With that in mind, Dearborn schools cover a portion of every student's textbook fees.  We're happy to hear that you're interested in learning more about our school!

Step 1:  Schedule a Tour!

We're happy to hear that you're interested in learning more about our school!

We offer open enrollment, which means you can apply to attend our school even if you don't live within our school district. We welcome the chance to educate your child. Students living outside our school district can attend without any additional costs or transfer fees – you are simply responsible for transportation to & from our school.

What's our daily schedule like here at Aurora? Here's a quick overview:

  • 1st Period - 8:10 - 9:03
  • 2nd Period - 9:07 - 10:00
  • 3rd Period - 10:04 - 10:57
  • 4th Period - 11:01 - 12:24
  • 1st Lunch - 11:01 - 11:31
  • 2nd Lunch - 11:54 - 12:24
  • 2nd Lunch students in 4th period from 11:01 - 11:54
  • 1st Lunch students in 4th period from 11:31 - 12:24
  • 5th Period - 12:28 - 1:21
  • Advisory - 1:24 - 1:58
  • 6th Period - 2:02 - 2:55

Contact us to schedule a time that works well for your schedule. We look forward to your visit!

Phone: 812-926-2090; option 2.
E-Mail: middleschool@sdcsc.k12.in.us

Step 2:  Enroll

Welcome to the South Dearborn Middle School Family! We're so excited to have your child join us.

We offer open enrollment, which means you can apply to attend our school even if you don't live within our school district. Students living outside our school district can attend without any additional costs or transfer fees – you are simply responsible for transportation to & from our school.

Review Testimonials

"The administration, faculty, and staff are exceptional and truly care for each and every student. As a lifelong resident of the South Dearborn Community School Corporation, I feel blessed that my children have had the pleasure of attending South Dearborn Middle School."
- SDMS Parent

"The SDMS administration prides itself on providing a true, safe environment for our children. The faculty, staff, and administration are working very hard to supply the students with all the tools they need to be successful. The administration has an "open door" policy to everyone, and everyone there has a caring attitude and sincerely wants to help our children."
- SDMS Parent

"We want to express our gratitude to the faculty and staff of SDMS for a wonderful year. The hard work you all put into this year is greatly appreciated."
- SDMS Parent

"I just wanted to say that I truly enjoyed the National Junior Honor Society ceremony last night. Thank you for all you do in making South Dearborn Middle School a great place for education."
- SDMS Parent

"My daughter absolutely LOVED South Dearborn Middle School and her experience there! The administration, faculty, and staff did such a great job with her, and she is very prepared for high school. Thanks to all of you!"
- SDMS Parent

"My son came from another local school corporation, where he was just not happy. He walked into South Dearborn Middle School and said to me...'It felt like home.' I've never heard him say that before...ever!"
- SDMS Parent

Staff Testimonials

"I am so excited to be teaching at SDMS! I am a new teacher, and I think I've 'found a home' here at South Dearborn Middle!"
- David B.

"I believe South Dearborn Middle School is the best place to work because the administration, faculty, and staff are truly invested in what is "best" for all students, even if it involves major change. The new teaming approach will allow all teachers to help every student learn to the best of their potential. I am excited to work for a school that embraces and believes in change."
- Carrie M.

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