Phone: 919-776-8441 Ext. 1331


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Austin Spurlock

Welcome to East Lee Middle School! My name is Coach Austin Spurlock or Mr. Spurlock. I am the ISS Coordinator for the school and this is my 8th year here at ELMS. 

Students who receive discipline referrals all come to me, and we try to figure out a way to help them stay out of trouble and in the classroom where they can learn the necessary skills for later in life. Whether this happens through helping them with work they are struggling with, quiet and written reflection, or simply listening to them vent, I have no problems doing it. Middle school is a tough time for a lot of kids and most simply handle the new stress and issues in different ways. I've witnessed many of them go on to high school, and beyond, and do great things so I firmly believe every child can do whatever they set their hearts and minds to.

All students in ISS are required to complete their assignments given to them while in ISS or they are not permitted to exit. This includes an ISS reflection assignment where they write about what got them into trouble and how they may have handled it better. 

I am heavily involved with sports here at East Lee and at the high school. I've played football, wrestling, track & field, and basketball. On Thursday and Friday nights I am usually working in the box at LCHS home games. Here at East Lee, I have coached Boys & Girls basketball and for a few years coached football before the pandemic. I believe every student should become involved with sports because it teaches the value of cooperation and teamwork, plus gives them something to look forward to every day.

The best way to reach me is by email at To reach me by phone please call 919 776 8441 Ext. 1331

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

— Theodore Roosevelt