Contact Information

Lawton Chiles Middle School
1240 Sanctuary Drive
Oviedo, Florida 32766

Main Phone Number

Student Hours
9:20 - 3:55
Office Hours
8:00 - 4:00

Mission Statement

Lawton Chiles Middle school, a collaborative environment embracing diversity and supporting the local community, focuses on developing students to be productive lifelong learners able to compete on a global scale through self-directed learning, critical thinking, creative expression, and inquiry based study.

A message from your Principal:

Dear LCMS Panther Families,


I am so excited to be back at Lawton Chiles!


For those of you who do not know me, I was one of the original teachers who opened LCMS in portables in the parking lot of Jackson Heights Middle School in the 1999-2000 school year.  We then opened the Lockwood campus, which became Phase 1 of Hagerty HS when we moved to the current location.


I am a second-generation product of Seminole County Public Schools and have been an educator for 26 years, with 25 of those spent here in SCPS. I started at Teague MS before moving to Oviedo to open Chiles. Since leaving Chiles, I have served as a Dean at Millennium MS, and an Assistant Principal at both Indian Trails MS and Tuskawilla MS.


I look forward to continuing the sense of family and tradition that has long been a part of the Lawton Chiles experience.


I have two goals for the 2020-2021 school year:


  1. Continue the tradition of excellence of our high achieving students on FSAs, EOCs and Industry Certifications.
  2. Investigate to see how we can better support those students who may be struggling academically or otherwise.

Later this summer, I will be hosting online WebEx meetings for students and parents to “meet” me and ask any questions they may have. Please stay tuned for details.


Additionally, I would like to invite you to follow us on our social media platforms for the most up-to-date information.


Please find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @ChilesMiddle


I look forward to making this the best middle school experience for our Panthers.



Dr. Melissa A Laudani

Principal, Lawton Chiles Middle School