Welcome to Nisqually Middle School!

What makes Nisqually unique

    • Partnerships with two community churches for mentoring, tutoring and projects such as our greenhouse.
    • Student Recognition Assemblies.
    • Student Recognition Breakfasts with Families.
    • Honor Level Activities – Choice activities throughout the school.
    • Student leadership - providing multiple opportunities to enhance our school climate.
    • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
    • Big Brother Big Sisters Mentoring Program
    • Partners in Education (P.I.E.) with Club Z In-Home Tutoring and The Grace Works


Goals for 2018-19

  • ELA Goal:
    • Students meeting standard on the 2019 ELA SBA will increase by 10% for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
    Math Goal:
    • In spring of 2019, we would like to see an increase in the number of Nisqually Middle School students meeting standard on the Math SBA.
    Social Emotional Goal:
    • Increase the number of students participating in at least one extra-curricular activity to 50% during the 2018-2019 school year.
    Gap Goal:
    • Increase the percentage of Hispanic students achieving proficiency in ELA by 10%, and increase the percentage of Hispanic students achieving proficiency in Math by 10%.
    Strategic Plan Educational Strategy Goal:
    • During the 2018-19 school year, Nisqually Middle School will create consistent opportunities for student self-monitoring of learning goals through the use of our Totem Tracker in advisory.

Community Involvement

  • We appreciate active family participation in our school. We have many family and community members that come into our school day to support students and our programs. Our student-led conferences are very well attended by all of our families twice each year. We have over 90% of families that come to conferences with their student each fall and spring. We have an active advisory group called FANSS (Families of Nisqually Students/Staff).
    To volunteer at Nisqually, fill out an application online.

Our Mission

  • Mission: Nisqually Middle School is an evolving learning community where young adolescents have opportunities to become caring and contributing members of society. Our students will think critically, appreciate diversity and be lifelong learners.


  • To view Enrollment Statistics, Demographics, and State Test Scores, view the Washington OSPI Report Card.

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Nisqually's Building History

  • Nisqually Middle School was built in 1966 on 45.1 acres. It is located at 8100 Steilacoom Road SE, adjacent to the Ostrom Mushroom Farm and the Lacey-Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex (RAC). In 2008 early site work was completed for an extensive upgrade, including the addition of an 8-classroom modular building. In 2008-2010, a modernization of, and additions to the building and campus was completed, utilizing 2006 bond and state assistance funds. All mechanical, electrical and technology were replaced or upgraded. Selective roof upgrades were completed. The 86,575 square foot building, including 37 instructional spaces, plus 14 portable classrooms (includes 8-classroom modular building) serve 6th, 7th and 8th grade.