Principal's Message

Phone: (208) 667-4544


Degrees and Certifications:

Jeff Bengtson - Principal

Welcome to Lakes Middle School! This is my 13th year as the Principal at Lakes Middle School. Previously, I was the Principal of Canfield Middle School for 10 years, Assistant Principal at Coeur d'Alene High School for 3 years, and a High School math teacher in Chewelah, WA. I am passionate about this school district and it is a privilege to serve your family.  We are working at Lakes under the mission of: Ensuring high levels of success for ALL students.  Together, as a staff, we are working to be crystal clear about four things: 

1. What do students need to know?

2. How do we know they know? 

3. What do we do when they don't know?

4. What do we do for those who already know?

This work falls under the umbrella of a Professional Learning Community and the mission drives us daily!

There are many ways for you to get involved in our school.  We encourage you to join our PTSA, stay connected with your child's teachers, and remember we are on your team!  Thank you for everything you do to support Lakes Middle School,

Jeff Bengtson

Lakes Middle School Principal

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