Welcome to Lefler Middle School

Millard Lefler Middle School opened its doors for the first time on September 12, 1955.  Our school is named after Mr. Millard Lefler, a former assistant principal at Lincoln High and superintendent of schools from 1920 to 1948.  During his tenure as superintendent, Mr. Lefler oversaw the implementation of the junior high school system, vocational training in the high schools, and adult education programs in the Lincoln Public Schools.  Lefler is proud to continue his tradition of excellence.

From our Principal…

Photo of Principal Jessie Fries
Jessie Fries, Principal

Welcome to Lefler Middle School, home of the Lions.  It is my privilege to have the opportunity to serve the Lefler community as Principal and to join a skilled and caring staff that has a shared commitment to helping every student learn!  Our school mission, Building a Community of Learners, guides our work and drives us to focus on continuous improvement and achievement for every student.

To ensure student success at Lefler, our staff works together in collaborative teams to challenge students to reach or exceed all district learning goals. Our teachers and counselors know students well and work diligently to provide a safe, orderly, and respectful environment that promotes high levels of student engagement and performance.  We focus on students as individuals and provide support programs necessary to ensure growth for each student.  These programs include academic and behavioral interventions designed to increase a student’s ability to focus on learning.

We believe that partnering with parents is essential and believe when parents and staff work together that student achievement increases.  We encourage you to stay involved in your child’s school experiences throughout middle school and look forward to partnering with you during the course of the entire school year.


Jessie Fries