Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Tyrus T. Lyles

Dear Viking Family,

As we approach the waning days of summer, it is a perfect time to reflect upon the successes of the 2020-2021 school year. Once again, Darnell-Cookman has earned the distinction of being nationally recognized by two leading publications, the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report, as one of the best high schools in America. As an extension of the school's strong academic program, students were involved in real-world experiences that support the medical magnet theme through partnerships with Mayo Clinic, Medtronic Inc., Naval Hospital at NAS JAX, and UF/Health. This past school year, student performance increased dramatically on most external examinations and for the third consecutive year, Darnell-Cookman enjoys a 100% Graduation Rate. Our middle school students participated in a variety of rigorous local and state academic competitions. I am proud of the entire school community and look forward to even greater academic accomplishments in the coming year.

The faculty and staff of Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School are dedicated to provide and equip your student with the necessary skills and knowledge for academic success. The school is also committed to the development of the whole child. To this end, we strongly encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as the arts, interscholastic and intramural sports, community service projects, and other activities designed for our extraordinary student body.

Our talented, dedicated, and committed faculty supports a student experience that is academically rich and intellectually challenging, in a supportive and safe environment that continues to distinguish Darnell-Cookman School in the academic community. I look forward to you joining us as a partner in this amazing journey!



Tyrus T. Lyles, Ed. D., Principal