Evergreen Middle School

Occupancy Phase

evergreen occupancy

Project overview

Evergreen Middle School (formerly 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.

Evergreen 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
  • Opened: Winter 2021

Project Timeline


Scholars and staff move into the new Evergreen Middle School building!

Take a look inside the new Evergreen (Totem) Middle School


Ongoing Community Engagement
 community engagement activities

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