Award Year: 2022

Lake Middle School

3133 Pioneer Drive
Woodbury, MN, 55125-9664

(651) 425-6400

Ms. Molly Roeske, Principal at time of Nomination

South Washington County School District

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Lake Middle School provides a safe, student-centered environment inspiring Leadership, Academics, Kindness, and Excellence for everyone.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 64%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 16%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Lake students and staff welcome session for incoming 6th graders

Lake students and staff welcome session for incoming 6th graders

Lake Middle School is an amazing place for students to learn and achieve. The school's primary focus is to provide a safe, student-centered environment inspiring leadership, academics, kindness, and excellence for everyone. Staff strive to be an inclusive, supportive, and responsive setting. The staff believe strongly in individualized personalized learning to ensure that each student's unique learning needs, individual experiences, talents, and interests are supported in every way to ensure students reach their full potential. Staff's efforts and motivations, to support students in times of celebration and challenges, is focused on meeting the needs of all students, honoring their individual stories and experiences. Academically, students are held to high expectations and standards of academic performance. However, Lake Middle School acknowledges that each student's social and emotional needs must be fully supported in order for them to reach their academic best.

Lake Middle School has many traditions and initiatives that enhance the educational experiences of our students. One of the most significant initiatives Lake Middle School has undertaken is to utilize strategies developed in the Top 20 Teens and Teachers programming to be considered a Top 20 School. The Top 20 initiative's vision is to encourage students and staff members to become the best version of themselves. The strategies which are geared for students, families, and staff members to improve their thinking, learning, and communicating in the school, home, and community settings. These strategies are utilized in developing social and emotional learning through school-wide messaging and common language related to our school culture and climate, building and maintaining relationships and support systems for all students, and overall academic success.