June 2, 2016 admin

Spotlight School: Laurel Middle School

Laurel Middle School
Laurel, Montana
Grades: 5-8
Enrollment: 650

Laurel Middle School launched ICU in the middle of the 2013 – 2014 school year. Why take this on in the middle of the year? Students were failing and the teachers were exhausted! The leadership took the first step to bring in Danny Hill and the ICU Team as well as challenging the staff to read, Power of ICU. The teachers embraced the ICU approach and recognized the need for change. They voted almost unanimously to jump right in at the end of the first quarter. This was a bold move but has paid off dramatically.

Initial change was difficult, as schedules were already in place and the year was rolling along. Since then, things like lifeguard support and ICU advisory teams have been implemented. They work daily to perfect the process as they continue to tweak, adjust and improve!

Check out Laurel Middle Schools Student Success data!


“Many of the area schools have started to take notice of our ICU results and have come to watch it in action. Completion is now the norm at LMS with back to back years (14-15, 15-16) of 100%.” – Patrick Cates, Principal

Congratulations to the staff and students of Laurel Middle School! The Power of ICU team is proud of your determination to build a “Brickhouse” strong school. We are honored to partner with you and to spotlight your success!