Welcome to Salish Middle School!
Welcome to Salish Middle School! We opened our doors in 2016 and are proud to serve 6th through 8th grade in Lacey, Washington. Learn more about what the Ravens do at Salish below!
What makes us unique at Salish?
- Student Voice — At Salish Middle School, we encourage an authentic, school-wide voice to support and increase the academic and social success of all of our students. We value the strong partnerships we have between students and staff. Numerous students participate in a student leadership class and in student leadership known as Associated Student Body (ASB). These students take pride in supporting numerous activities, such as our Food to Flowers Program, Student Recognition Assemblies, Student activities during lunch, and the complete operation of our Student Store.
- College and Career Readiness — Today’s workplace requires that all employees be lifelong learners in order to advance their careers. We have a robust advisory program that meets daily for 30 minutes and supports students’ growth and awareness of pathways for success in high school and beyond. Students engage in career interest surveys and goal-setting to discover some possibilities open to them. In addition, our Career Technical Education (CTE) courses also offer students the opportunity to engage in 21st-century skills which integrate technical knowledge and core academic knowledge and emphasize real-life skills. We are proud to offer horticulture, robotics, wild foods and medicine, computer science, coding, and technical arts.
- We are proud of being an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school since 2015. In addition to a specific AVID class, we embrace these proven strategies which focus on a more equitable and student-centered approach school-wide. AVID provides classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that we incorporate into all classrooms to improve engagement and success for all students.
Academic Gap Goal:
- The percentage of 6th through 8th-grade Salish Middle School students meeting expectations on the 2024 math SBA will increase by at least 10% compared to last year’s math SBA results in each grade level.
Behavior Gap Goal:
- During the 2nd semester of the 2022-23 school year, 70% of Salish Middle School students had “at risk or chronic” attendance. In 2023-24, we will decrease the percentage of Salish Middle School students with at risk or chronic attendance to our pre-COVID rates of 50% or less as measured by the 2nd semester attendance data.
Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated fall 2023
Mission: The Salish Middle School Community, dedicated to inspiring success by cultivating a foundation of achievement through critical thinking, collaboration, persistence and compassion.
Salish's Building History
Salish Middle School was built in 2016 on 19.13 acres. It is located at 8605 Campus Glen Drive NE in the Meridian Campus Development within the City of Lacey. Construction of Salish started in 2015 utilizing a 2014 voter-approved construction bond including State assistance funding. The 109,000 square foot middle school has 47 instructional spaces and has capacity for 800 students. The building design incorporates current classroom technology and extensive daylighting features throughout the facility. Salish serves 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
2018-19 Washington Achievement Award
The Washington State School Recognition program has awarded Salish Middle School a recognition award for growth & improvement in attendance, specifically in growth for students identifying as Native American or Alaskan Native.
Salish Principal Karen Owen echoed the importance of relationships. “Our staff have worked to develop an inclusive and positive school culture. We are continuing to seek opportunities where students connect, build new relationships, spark new interests and truly appreciate one another. We are honored at Salish Middle School to receive this recognition!”
The Washington School Recognition Program uses state and local data to identify schools that have made gains in targeted areas and are on a path toward overall improvements in achievement, growth, and closing opportunity gaps. It is supported by the Washington State Board of Education, OSPI, and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee to celebrate the diverse educational communities that support Washington's ever-changing K-12 student population.
To learn more about the awards, visit the Washington State Board of Education website.