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School District of Osceola County

​​Here at Denn John, we are proud of our history and our place in the community. For forty years, the students of Denn John have gone on to do amazing things in high school, college and beyond. Many have moved far afield, but many others are still here in our community of Kissimmee, working​​ to make our neighborhood and our nation a better place.

History of Denn John

Denn John Middle School originated in the fall of 1974. It was housed on the Beaumont Middle School site until construction was completed and named “Kissimmee Middle School.” The first principal was John B. Hayes.

The school opened at its present site in January 1975 and the school board voted to rename it Denn John Middle School after two life-long citizens living on the street: Dr. Denning and Youel Johnston.​

The school was built to house 1200 students, and since its opening has undergone several additions. In 1992, three buildings were built; currently, these buildings house the music and science departments. During the summer of 2002, a gymnasium was built with the assistance of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation. There are also 7 portable buildings on campus.

School Facts​

​​Established: 1975
Motto: Dragon's Breathe F.I.R.E. (Focus, Integrity, Respect, Engaged in Learning)
Student Population: about 1050
School Colors: Maroon and Grey
Mascot:  Home of the Dragons
FCAT School Grades: C (2014 results)​