upper dauphin area middle school building

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Designated (2018)
Re-designated (2021)



5668 State Route 209
Lykens, PA 17048

Telephone: (717) 362-8177
Fax: (717) 362-6567

Principal: Alexis Gundrum

School Hours:
7:25 AM to 2:35 PM

Office Hours:
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The mission of the Upper Dauphin Area Middle School is to provide a safe learning environment for students, to encourage them to settle for nothing less than their best, and to build character that will lay the foundation upon which they will build their futures.

The Upper Dauphin Area Middle School (UDAMS) serves students in 5th through 8th Grade who reside within the Upper Dauphin Area School District.  The school population is approximately 354 students (2022-2023).

To register your child as a student at the UDAMS, please visit our Registration Page.

I am very excited to join the Upper Dauphin Area School District community as the Middle School Principal and I am committed to help your students reach their full potential. As principal, it is my goal to create a strong connection between the school and community. I am looking forward to a great school year and welcome any feedback.


Alexis Gundrum

Student Drop Off and Pick Up Information

Students being dropped off by a parent at the Middle School in the morning should NOT be dropped off before 7:05 am.  The student drop off is located in the main parking lot.  Please do not come into the bus circle to drop off students.

Students being picked up by a parent at the Middle School at the end of the day should bring in a note from their parent(s).  Students being picked up will exit from the side of the building outside the old elementary school entrance. Please do not come into the bus circle to pick up students.

Activity Bus Information

Students needing to ride on the Activity Bus must sign up on the pink sign up sheet that is posted on the Middle School Office window by 12:30 pm.  When signing up, students should mark HS behind their name if they need a ride home on the Activity Bus after an activity at the High School.  Students not marking HS behind their name will be scheduled to ride home from the Middle School.  Students will be dropped off by the activity bus at their PM bus stop location.