12324 12th Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98444 | (253) 298-4300

General Information

Keithley Middle School, opened in 1961.  Additional space was added in 1967 and we became a middle school in 1985.  We are named for Perry G. Keithley, Jr. who served as a principal and superintendent in our district.  The school was completely remodeled during the summer of 1999. Our building facility is used by the community, Franklin Pierce Schools, and parent groups for meetings and activities.  Keithley's fields are also used by many sport teams including the Summit Parkland Youth Association and Pierce County Parks.  Approximately two hundred dates a year are reserved for use of our facility by various groups for a variety of activities.  Keithley Commons is the third newest building in the district.  The new building serves as the central kitchen for all Franklin Pierce elementary schools as well as feeding Keithley students.  The Commons’ performing arts stage, band room, and multipurpose computer lab are a showcase for the District.

Vision:  Every Keithley student will gain the necessary social, emotional, and academic  skills to be successful in middle school and beyond.

Mission: Kolts to the C.O.R.E.  Collaboration empowers us as professionals to meet our Obligation to our students, to ensure that we are Relentless in our pursuit of Excellence on their behalf, both in classroom instruction and as mentors outside the classroom.

Message from the Principal