Built in 2014, Laurel Middle School currently enrolls 470 students. The new building, housing both middle and high school students, provides a convenient and seamless transition for students as they prepare for high school. The energetic and caring staff work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to ensure that all students feel safe and welcomed and have opportunities to engage in challenging activities. Courses at Laurel Middle School are offered to meet the needs of a diverse population.
Students in grades 7-8, excelling in academics, have the opportunity to participate in Accelerated and Honors Courses in Math, English, Science and Social Studies. Additionally, students in grade 8 may begin taking college Courses through the Academic Challenge Program at Delaware Technical and Community College. The Laurel Middle School FFA program was organized in March of 2012 and has grown exponentially since then. Chapter Advisor, Sarah Ruggiero, has taken to heart the National FFA Organization’s mission statement. The six-member officer team works with Mrs. Ruggiero in planning meetings throughout the year. Students learn about real-world agricultural careers, increase leadership qualities, complete hands-on activities, and help in their community. All five of the Laurel Middle FFA students placed 1st in each of their divisions in the Agriscience Fair, at the Delaware State Fair this summer. Students will be competing in Indiana in October. Students are encouraged and rewarded monthly through a Positive Behavior Support Program. Students receive monthly recognition for academic achievement. Our student athletes may participate in Fall, Winter and Spring sports.