Totem Middle School

Design Phase

Project overview

Totem Middle School serves sixth through eighth-grade students in a 55-year old building, with the lowest overall building condition rating in Federal Way Public Schools. The current building was constructed in 1963 and was ranked in the top 10 schools needing to be rebuilt by the Facilities Planning Committee.

Totem Middle School is being rebuilt alongside Star Lake Elementary, and the design currently being developed contains some shared spaces, allowing for more opportunities for deliberate collaboration these two schools.

  • Projected capacity: 800 middle school students
  • Architect: McGranahan Architects
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM): BN Builders, Inc.
  • Design: Winter 2019–Spring 2020
  • Construction: Spring 2020–Winter 2021
  • Expected opening: Winter 2021

Project Timeline

timeline  

Take a look inside the new Totem Middle School

 

Ongoing Community Engagement

 community engagement activities

We’ve held nine community meetings about this project since May 2018, and we’ve heard from over 200 neighbors, staff, students and families about Totem Middle School and Star Lake Elementary. Thank you to all who have shared your voice throughout this process. You provide a valuable perspective as we continue through the design process of these two schools.