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

Message from the Principal

Keithley families,

We are Perry G. Keithley Middle School (PGK)! Perry G. Keithley Sr., was a principal in the Franklin Pierce school district, known for his dedication, high academic standards, and love for families in the community. We hope that you will join us in carrying on this legacy of academic excellence in an inclusive community.

PGK PRIDE is our student foundation! PRIDE stands for Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Empathy. As a student of PGK you will have the opportunity to act out PRIDE characteristic everyday. The more you act out PRIDE, the more PGK becomes a part of you!

In my eighth year as Principal, I am very proud of the systems of support we’ve established for both students and staff.  Students, staff, and parents/guardians report high levels of school pride and increasing feelings of safety and belonging.  Keithley’s innovations in the areas of restorative and trauma-informed practices are gaining momentum and attention from other schools looking for greater student behavior support.

Dr. Edwards

Dr. Tom Edwards
Principal, Keithley Middle School
tedwards@fpschools.org
(253) 298-4300