Welcome to Nisqually Middle School!

What makes Nisqually unique

    • Partnerships with one community church 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
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
    • Big Brother Big Sisters Mentoring Program
    • Quarterly Parent Breakfast with the Principal
    • Parent Learning Walks


Current Goals

  • Academic Gap Goal:

    • The percentage of 7th grade Hispanic students who are identified as low risk on the Math Easy CBM will increase by 10% (6th grade 33%-43%, 7th grade 28%-38%, and 8th grade 50%-60%) between Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

    Behavior Gap Goal:

    • The percentage of students reporting that they successfully work together to solve a problem or complete a task will increase from 53% on the 2021 Student CEE Survey to 75% according to the 2022 Student CEE Survey.

    Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated spring 2022

Community Involvement

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.