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Our School

Aerial view of CKMS, athletic field and surrounding area

Chief Kanim Middle School (CKMS) has been serving the Fall City and surrounding communities since its doors opened in 1991, and has a caring and committed staff who serve students in grades sixth through eighth.

The school benefits from an engaged learning community of students, families and neighbors who care about education. Academic excellence is an expectation for every CKMS student. Comprehensive course selections, integrated curriculum, and engaging technology help meet the needs of student learning styles and create a solid foundation for lifelong learning.


  • Washington Achievement Award winner for Overall Excellence and Excellence in Science
  • Excellence in Physical Education STARS Awards 
  • The technology program integrates STEM curriculum across subjects.
  • 75% of students participate in before/after-school clubs and sports. 
  • Over half of CKMS students are involved in the music program.
  • Computer Science and Engineering Design classes enhance technology skills.
  • The sports field has a turf surface and lighting for year-round use.
  • PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Systems) model - PRIDE (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Demonstrate Safety, Excellence).
  • Annual drama production.
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program offers academic and social support, to help students achieve their goals of attending college.
  • WEB, and ASB leadership programs promote school spirit, anti-bullying, peer mentoring, and community service.

Stats and Scores

Chief Kanim Middle School Report Card

Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website

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School Colors: Red, Black & White

Mascot: Hawk

About Our District

The Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD) is located 30 miles east of Seattle in the beautiful Cascade Mountain foothills of Washington State. The district spans more than 400 square miles and serves families in Fall City, North Bend, Snoqualmie, and surrounding unincorporated areas in King County.  We offer quality public education to approximately 7,200 students in 11 schools — six elementary schools (grades P-5), three middle schools (6-8), one comprehensive high school (9-12), and a Big Picture high school (9-12).  


Snoqualmie Valley District Office building

Alternative learning options offered by our district include Mount Si High School’s Online Courses (9-12), our Parent Partnership Program for families who choose to school their students (K-10) at home, a Transition Learning Center for special education services for ages 18-21, and a 100% Online Learning Program (K-12). 

Since 2019, our students have enjoyed the newly-constructed and expanded Mount Si High School campus, which features a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. Our district’s One-to-One Computing Initiative equips every student in grades 6-12 with a laptop computer for use at school and home. Thanks to our supportive community that values education, Snoqualmie Valley schools rank among the best in Washington State with a 98% four-year graduation rate.  Learn more from the latest OSPI Snoqualmie Valley School District Report Card.