The John C. Dempsey Education Campus, including Dempsey Middle School, the outdoor athletic and recreation areas, wetlands and the District's Technology Center, is located on 31 acres of land.
Dempsey Middle School opened its doors on August 28, 2000 and serves the Delaware community not only as an educational institution, but also as an after school activity center for a variety of exciting programs.
Approximately 1200 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders take coursework in the four major core academic areas: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Our language arts department implements the highly effective and engaging "workshop" model where student are given choice in their reading selections combined with rigorous writing exercises. We offer 7th grade math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1 to our seventh graders and we offer Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry to eighth graders. If qualified, students may also elect to take Advanced Science in seventh grade or Physical Science in eighth grade.
All other course offerings at Dempsey are identified as the Related Arts. Students may elect to take band, orchestra or chorus. Students who do not wish to participate in performing arts take technology education, foreign language survey (7th), and/or consumer science and leadership. Students may also take health, physical education and/or art. Students who qualify may take French I or Spanish I in 8th grade. A 24-minute lunch period that is attached to a 24-minute advisory period is built into the day.
Dempsey Middle School competes athletically as a member of the Ohio Capital Conference. Sports offered during the fall season include football, cross country, cheerleading, golf and girls volleyball. During the winter athletic season, boys and girls compete in basketball, cheerleading, and wrestling. Spring sports include boys and girls track, baseball and softball. Lacrosse is offered in the spring as a club sport.
Other after-school activities include Dempsey Singers, Dempsey Players (drama club), Dempsey Helpers, Newspaper, Student Council, and Yearbook.