Welcome to Lakeland Middle School!

Lakeland Middle School functions as the bridge between the three elementary schools in Lakeland School Corporation and Lakeland High School. Our mission at Lakeland Middle School is to guide students on a path to productive citizenship and responsible behavior. We uphold values of respect, responsibility, and trust, which, in turn, lay the foundation for student agency.  When students have agency, they take ownership over their education and life with growing initiative.  Student agency is our ultimate standard at Lakeland Middle School.

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be a stressful time for students. So, at Lakeland Middle School, we are able to offer incoming sixth-graders the structure and environment of an elementary classroom. Simultaneously, we introduce students to the middle school concept of switching between teachers for their core content area classes.  Seventh and eighth grade students attend five classes per day, with 70 minutes allotted for each core content area class. Additionally, rotation classes are offered: PE/Health, Art, STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math), Business Technologies and Band/Choir. 

Our teachers utilize a uniquely blended learning environment. Students access their education through one-to-one technology courtesy of the Apple iPads provided, and concurrently obtain the daily support of the classroom teacher.  We, as a staff, are able to get to know each individual student on a personal level. Lakeland Middle School employs 28 classroom teachers as well as numerous support staff which allow our colleagues to build close relationships with our nearly 500 students.  

Bradley C. Targgart

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