New England League of Middle Schools
50 High Street, Suite 10
North Andover, MA 01845

Phone: (978) 557-9311

Fax:      (978) 557-9312

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Awards & Recognitions

New England League of Middle Schools are leaders in promoting middle level best practices by providing collaborative learning experiences that support students’ academic, social, and emotional growth and success. 

NELMS seeks to recognize educators, students, and partners that demonstrate excellence in the middle level education.

School & Student Recognitions

Spotlight School Award

The purpose of the Spotlight School Award is to recognize schools that have a record of effective teaching and learning for young adolescents, and a consistency in implementing middle level best practices. A NELMS Spotlight School is recognized for developing strong effective programs that reflect concepts contained in Turning Points 2000, and This We Believe.

2019-2020 Spotlight School Information & Application 

2019 New England League of Middle School's Spotlight School List

Scholar Leader Awards

This program is intended to recognize two students from each middle level school in your state who have distinguished themselves in terms of outstanding scholarship and leadership. Application information is sent to school administrators in February. 

Exceptional Educator Awards

NELMS seeks to honor individuals who value and lead in the area of middle level education. The following awards are presented at our Annual Conference, and the recipient will be featured on our website as well as in MidLines. Selecting an award will bring you to the criteria & application requirements. 

  • Promising Practitioner Award

    • NELMS seeks to honor beginning teachers with one to three years of teaching experience at the middle level who have made a positive difference in their schools, and demonstrated a strong passion for middle level education.

  • Master in the Middle Award

    • NELMS seeks to honor teachers who are devoted to young adolescents, committed to best middle practices, and who have taught for 20 or more years.

  • A+ Administrator Award

    • NELMS seeks to honor administrators who value, understand and support effective middle level education.

  • Superintendent Award

    • NELMS seeks to honor superintendents who value, understand and support effective middle level education.