Due to the new population growth on the west side of Woburn. The city needed to address the overcrowding at the junior high school level and therefor built a second junior high school. The original land location consisted of farms, tanneries, greenhouses, and sandpits.
The school was built in 1970 and named after Dr. Daniel L. Joyce a physician at the former Choate Memorial Hospital. Originally called Joyce Junior High School, until the mid 1980’s when the middle school concept was adopted and renamed Daniel L. Joyce Middle School.
This building also houses the Business administration offices.