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:

    • Students passing the math SBA will improve for the following subgroups of students:
      • Low SES from 33.9% to 43.9%
      • Native Students from 20% to 22%
      • ELL Students from 0% to 22%
      • Students receiving SPED services from 0% to 22%

    Behavior Gap Goal:

    • The percentage of 7th grade students of low SES who are chronic non-attenders will decrease from 61% to 40%.

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

Partners in Education

Community Feedback

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.

    See more school history >>