Welcome to Nisqually Middle School!

  • Welcome to Nisqually Middle School! We opened in 1966 and serve students in Lacey, Washington from 6th through 8th grades. Check out more information about who we are and what we do here at Nisqually!

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:

    • Students passing the math SBA will improve for the following subgroups of 6th Grade students:
      • Low SES: 11.4% to 19%
      • Hispanic: 10.5% to 20%
      • English Language Learner (ELL) Students: 3.7% to 10%
      • Students receiving special education services: 3.1% to 10%

    Behavior Gap Goal:

    • The percentage of 8th grade students with low SES who are chronic non-attenders will decrease from 52% to 40%.

    Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated fall 2023

Our 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.

Community Partnerships

Survey Results

Community Involvement



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

Nisqually's Building History

  • Nisqually Middle School was built in 1966 on 45.1 acres. It is located at 8100 Steilacoom Road SE. In 2008, early site work was completed for an extensive upgrade, including the addition of an 8-classroom modular building. In 2008-2010, modernization of, and additions to the building and campus were 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 (including an 8-classroom modular building) serve 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

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