Spotlight Schools

Spotlight Schools
Posted on 09/18/2017


The New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) bestows the Spotlight School Award on middle schools that consistently implement middle level best practices, resulting in effective teaching and learning. This year, Leicester Middle School is applying for this honor. The administration will work with teachers and staff to complete the application process.

In order to qualify, schools submit data to NELMS by completing a self-assessment survey and providing additional supporting documentation such as:

  • The current School Improvement Plan
  • Curriculum documents
  • Professional development activities for 3 years
  • State test scores for 3 years
  • The school’s discipline profile
  • The Student Handbook
  • A two page summary that answers the question, “What makes __________ a Spotlight School?”

NELMS reviews the materials and determines if the school is eligible to continue in the process. If selected, one or two representatives of NELMS visits the school. After the visit, schools who meet the criteria of Spotlight School recognition are notified and receive the award.

The application process requires a great deal of data and attention to detail, but we are up for the challenge. There are many good and great things going on at LMS. And, despite our old appearance on the outside, as Mrs. Nelson says, “It’s what’s on the INSIDE that counts.”


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