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Welcome to Northwestern State University Middle Laboratory School. My name is Ben LaGrone, and I am most honored to serve as principal in this special school.Located in the Teacher Education Center on the NSU Campus, the school’s purpose is to provide highly engaging learning opportunities for our sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students, as well as quality field experiences for many of Louisiana’s future teachers.

Early adolescence, or the middle school years, is a time of dramatic change for our youth. At no other time in their lives will students grow more socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually than during the middle years. That is why this is such a challenging, yet rewarding, time for students, parents, and teachers. We all must function as a caring, learning community.

NSU Middle Lab School has a rich history of providing meaningful and memorable education for our students. The ultimate goal is to have the middle years be the best years of every student’s school career. We are very proud of our record of achievement here at NSU Middle Lab School- “Where Learning Comes First.”


Ben LaGrone

Our Mission & Vision

The Northwestern State University Middle Lab School exists to serve the unique academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of students who are in a special and critical period of their lives as they change from childhood to adolescence. The staff of NSUM is committed to creating an expectation of academic excellence in a caring environment. Students are assisted as they develop personal responsibility through dynamic teaching and learning. All aspects of the school’s organization, curricular, and co-curricular activities are student-centered so that all may experience life-long success.

The vision of NSU Middle Lab School is to provide a learning environment where every student can reach his or her greatest potential.

Our Campus

NSU Middle Lab School is located in the Teacher Education Center on Northwestern State University’s (NSU) Campus. As part of the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development, our location ensures easy access for future teachers studying at NSU to observe and actively participate in real-world classroom situations in a middle school setting.

Natchitoches Parish School Board
100 Tarlton Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71497
PHONE: 318-357-4509
FAX: 318-357-4260