About Our School

  • Strickland Middle School was established in 1968 and is named after Chester O. Strickland, a former administrator and superintendent for Denton ISD. Mr. Strickland retired in 1968 and was present at the school’s dedication.

    The Denton ISD community approved funding for a replacement campus as part of the 2018 Capital Improvement Plan. Construction began in 2019, and the remodeled building fully opened for 951 students in grades 6 - 8 on Aug. 12, 2021, on the same site.

    Strickland is known for creating “learners of today and leaders of tomorrow” in its classrooms and through its various clubs and organizations. Past students have demonstrated this mindset by creating quilts to honor veterans, taking part in numerous food drives for the needy, and playing musical concerts for the elderly in the community.

    Strickland students, family and staff believe also believe in working together to develop a solid academic 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.

    The school also offers band, choir, orchestra, art, theater, cheerleading, and a variety of athletics options: football, volleyball, tennis, boys, and girls basketball, and boys and girls track. In addition, Strickland has nationally recognized programs like the National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, and numerous community-oriented clubs to help students adapt and socialize together.

    Strickland was the district’s second middle school and located in north Denton, near Evers Park. The school has been expanded and/or renovated five times since it was built, most recently in 2021.

    Established: 1968
    Mascot: Vikings
    Colors: Green and Gold