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
Academic Gap Goal:
- The percentage of 7th grade Hispanic students who do not fail any classes Semester 1 will increase from 50% in 2019-2020 to 75% in 2020-2021.
Behavior Gap Goal:
- In Semester 1 of the 2019-2020 School Year, 31 students of color (39%), in the 2025 Cohort (this year's 8th graders) were identified as chronically absent from school. By June 2021, Nisqually Middle School will see a reduction of 31 students to fewer than 24 students of color (30%) identified as Chronically Absent from school.
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.
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.