NCMLENorth Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (formerly North Carolina Middle School Association)

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Academic Excellence

High-performing schools with middle grades are academically excellent. They challenge all students to use their minds well.



Developmental Responsiveness

High-performing schools with middle grades are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.



Social Equity

High-performing schools with middle grades are socially equitable, democratic, and fair. They provide every student with high quality teachers, resources, learning opportunities, and supports. They keep positive options open for all students.

Organizational Structures & Processes

High-performing schools with middle grades are learning organizations that establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence.

NCMLE News & Events


We invite you to share News & Events from across the state. Please submit all News items to or share what's happening on Twitter@NCMLE.


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Association has both individual and institutional memberships. Membership year is July 1 - June 30.

4 Easy Ways to Join NCMLE:

  1. Join online now.
  2. Mail or fax membership form
  3. Email membership request.
  4. Call 910.235.3761 to request a membership brochure.


Proud to be affiliated with the Association for Middle Level Education.



NCMLE is your resource for information, strategies, best practices, professional development, and middle level advocacy. Our focus is on the middle grades and we are here to help you provide a great experience for students.

President's Message

President Laura Corraro's message coming soon.

Dear Middle Grades Educator,

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