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8th Grade Senior Activities

June 6 - Senior Prom 5:00pm
June 16 - Senior Trip 6:15am
June 21 - H3 Graduation - 9:00am
June 21 - H2 Graduation - 12:30pm
June 22 - H4 Graduation - 9:00am
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Coffee With the Cabinet - June 7 - 9:00am

Coffee With the Cabinet for June is scheduled for May 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM.  As always, please find the link below to join us for a cup of coffee, and if you're not able to, feel free to leave us a question in the questionnaire linked below.  Thanks and looking forward to seeing you there! - LAMS Cabinet

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Our Mission

The mission of the Louis Armstrong Middle School is to bring together a group of culturally diverse children to help them grow academically, emotionally, physically and socially.

About Us

The Louis Armstrong Middle School (LAMS) opened in 1979 in collaboration with Queens College. The purpose of establishing the school was to bring together a culturally diverse group of students from the borough of Queens to educate them academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Over 35 years later we continue to be firmly committed to this mission!
Our students come from over 100 different countries and speak approximately 67 different languages. About 5% of our students are enrolled in ENL (English as a New Language) classes and 14% of our students receive Instructional Support Services in accordance with their Individualized Education Plans. We are proud to be a barrier-free school allowing physical and curricular access for all students. Student selection is based upon a lottery application process. We provide bus services to all parts of Queens.


  • Most highly sought after public Middle School in the city.
  • Recognition School
  • Respect for All School
  • College Access for All