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On behalf of Dutcher Middle School, thank you for visiting our website. As you will quickly discover, DMS is one of the district's finest schools. We are fortunate to have a community that values education and supports our efforts and our students’ efforts to achieve greatness. The purpose of this website is to provide the students, staff, parents, and community of Turlock with information about our school. This website will be updated on a regular basis. If there are any questions that are not answered on this site, please contact our school office at (209) 667-8817. 

Dutcher Middle School Drama Presents

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Show Dates/Times:

  • January 14 @ 7:00 PM
  • January 15 @ 7:00 PM
  • January 16 @ 2:00 PM
  • January 16 @ 7:00 PM

Turlock High School Performing Arts Building

Call the DMS office to purchase tickets!

Upcoming Events

Mon., Nov. 23rd

Girls Basketball vs. TJHS – 3:30 p.m. (DMS)


Wed., Nov. 25th – Fri., Nov. 27th

Thanksgiving Holiday – No School


Tues., Dec. 1st

7th Grade Trip to Gallo Center (Modesto)

“A Christmas Carol”

7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Hanshaw – 7:15 p.m.

Game @ Mae Hensley Tournament (Ceres)


Wed., Dec. 2nd

8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Hanshaw – 7:15 p.m.

Game @ Mae Hensley Tournament (Ceres)


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Marvin A. Dutcher Middle School was honored as a

Star School

by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence

Yearbook Information


$50.00 from July 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

$55.00 from Sept. 1, 2015 January 29, 2016

$60.00 from January 30, 2016 – April 29, 2016*

$65.00 from April 30, 2016 – May 27, 2016*

*Yearbooks are on sale until we sell out.


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Today: 11/28/15

Activity Calendar


The mission of Dutcher Middle School, a vibrant, distinguished and diverse school of choice, is to ensure that all students will transition with the academic and social skills necessary to be successful in high school by partnering with families and the community to provide highly engaging, comprehensive and research-validated instruction within a safe and compassionate environment which will prepare them for the complexity of our global society.

School Accountability Report Card

To review the School Accountability Report Card for this school:

SARC - English

SARC - Español

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TUSD Family Link

TUSD Family Link  is a online resource that will allow parents and/or students to access attendance, demographic data, grades, transcript information, and graduation status.  TUSD Family Link is secure - it is only accessible by knowing a student's ID number, telephone number, and verification code.  Check with the office if you have not received this information.