Totem Middle School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 26630 40th Ave S

                 Kent, WA 98032

    Phone: 253.945.5100

    Website: https://www.fwps.org/totem

    Fax: 253.945.5151

    Principal: Shana Watkins

    Assistant Principal: Amber Samuels

    Counselor 6th Grade and A-M 7th Grade: Gil Simmons

    Counselor N-Z 7th Grade and 8th Grade: Maria Otero

    Grades: 6-8

    Year School was Built: 1963

     

School Mission Statement

  • Totem’s mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who demonstrate an intercultural understanding and respect for others’ perspectives. We strive to become college-ready, productive members of a global society who are compassionate, life-long learners, who understand other people, and value differences.

Our School Goals

  • Our school goals align with the district strategic plan:

     Goal 2- Whole Child: Thriving, Confident, Responsible Individuals

    Pride Points

    • 73% of Totem scholars attended school at least ninety percent of the time
    • Increased success in creating and sustaining a positive and safe learning environment (73% Tier 1 implementation of school-wide PBIS)

    Area of Focus

    • Attendance focus to support every Totem scholar to attend school at least 90% of the time

     Goal 4- Content-Area Competence: Mastery of All Subjects

    Pride Points

    • Over half of Totem scholars are at or near grade-level standards in Math (measured by iReady)
    • Continuing to support all scholars with rigorous curriculum in math and language arts—with a specific lens on supporting English language learners

     Area of Focus

    • 80% of Totem scholars will be at or exceed grade-level standards in English Language Arts by 2022. We are focused on providing access to rigorous curriculum and giving every scholar meaningful feedback

Community Involvement

  • Totem’s counselors and our Communities In Schools liaison coordinate directly with our scholars and families to provide support. We are also in the process of starting our very own PTA. We hope this will help get our parents more involved with our school and scholars. 

School Improvement Plan and Score Cards

Athletics

  • Athletics

    Check out www.fwps.org/athletics or contact our school for a current list of available athletics teams.

Activities

School Data

  • You can find data for all schools on Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website including scholar demographics, teacher information, free and reduced lunch rate, school funding and financial resources, and assessment data at reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us.

     Also, check out the FWPS Data Dashboard on our website: www.fwps.org and click on the “Data Dashboard” icon at the top of the page.

  • Updated: 10/28/2019