Welcome to Strickland Middle School

Strickland was built in 1968 as the second middle school in Denton ISD and is known for its many traditions and legacies. The school prepares today’s learners to be tomorrow’s leaders through its strong academic programs and many extracurricular clubs, organizations and events.


Strickland students, family and staff believe in working together to develop a solid educational foundation. Students at Strickland can enroll in gifted and talented classes, career and technology courses, and even enroll in dual-language programs that build on English and Spanish language skills.


  • SMS G.O.A.L Back2Back Champs!

    Strickland's G.O.A.L. soccer team completed the 2014 season as District Champions for the second straight year. Click for more photos!

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  • Strickland students provide free lunch to strangers for Rachel’s Challenge

    Strickland students saw the impact of kindness first-hand on Feb. 26, when they provided free meals to 35 people during lunch at the Chick-fil-A in Rayzor Ranch. The 16 students at the restaurant provided $10 meal cards to strangers at the restaurant as part of the school’s Rachel’s Challenge group.

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  • SMS Teacher of the Year!

    Congratulations to our SMS Teacher of the Year, Heather McLaughlin! Mrs. McLaughlin was nominated and selected by her peers, and we are thrilled to have her represent SMS. For the past six years, Mrs. McLaughlin has been teaching English here at Strickland Middle School. She is in her thirteenth year of teaching seventh-grade English/ Language Arts. She endeavors to help students find their voice in their writing while they strengthen their skills in communication.

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  • Box Tops for Education

    SMS needs your boxtops to purchase books for our library. Our demand for books is greater than our supply. Send in those boxtops and the team that collects the most will earn an ice cream party! General Mills will donate up to $20,000 a year! Collection boxes will be available throughout the school.

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