Totem Middle School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 26630 40th Ave S

                 Kent, WA 98032

    Phone: 253.945.5100


    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 aligned with the district strategic plan:

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

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


Community Involvement

  • Totem’s very own counsler and our Communities In Schools liason 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



School Data

  • You can find the 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

  • Updated: 8/3/2018