Welcome to Salish Middle School!

What makes us unique at Salish

    • Student Voice – At Salish Middle School we encourage 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 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 which 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 of the 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.

    • Our partners in education (PIE) are SCJ Alliance, Back Door Bakery and State Farm. All of these agencies support both students and staff and provide valuable learning and exposure to numerous professions.

    • We are proud to be in our third year of being an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school. 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.


Goals for 2018-19

  • ELA Goal
    In spring of 2019, 60% of SMS 6th grade students, 67% of 7th grade students and 73% of 8th grade students will meet standard on the ELA Smarter Balanced Assessment. This represents an increase of 5% over 2018 results.
    Math Goal
    In spring of 2019, the percentage of students passing the SBA will increase by 15% in the 6th and 7th grades and 10% in the 8th grade. Our 6th and 7th graders will increase from 44% to 59% and our 8th grade students will increase from 52% to 62% of students meeting standard on the Math Smarter Balanced Assessment.
    Social Emotional Goal
    By the end of the 2018- 19 school year, SMS will reduce disruptive behavior referrals from 33% to 28% for the 2018-2019 school year. This represents a decrease of 5% from the previous school year.
    Gap Goal
    In spring of 2019, we will reduce the percentage of low SES chronic 7th grade attenders from 21% to 16% and 8th grade attenders from 25% to 20%. This represents a 5% decrease over 2018 results for this group of students.
    Strategic Plan Educational Strategy Goal
    During the 2018-19 school year, SMS will have all students track their progress throughout the year using a digital learning log.

Community Involvement

  • We encourage family participation at Salish Middle School. We have an active volunteer coordinator and numerous options to be involved. In addition, we have begun a family advisory board which meets monthly to provide information to the school and to learn more about the programs and events at our school.

    To volunteer at Salish, fill out an application online.

Our Mission

  • Mission: The Salish Middle School Community, dedicated to inspiring success by cultivating a foundation of achievement through critical thinking, collaboration, persistence and compassion.


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

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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.