B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Federal Way Public Schools is a public school district located in Federal Way, WA. It has 23,039 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
33330 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Telephone
(253) 945-2000
Website

Federal Way Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1090
629 responses
Average ACT
25
64 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,039
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,833
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$228,516,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,838/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

Federal Way Public Schools Reviews

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I absolutely loved being a student in this district! I am actually an out of district student who had to apply every year and the school district always welcomed me with open arms. Being in this district provided me with so many amazing opportunities. I was able to travel abroad, bring different schools together for community service and join one big family. Federal Way is a very family oriented district. Starting at the administration, our superintendent knows peoples names, knows their families asks how they're doing. The people who work in the various offices at the district and school level are so nice and accommodating. All the schools I've worked with and visited have the same story. As a school district Federal Way strives for academic excellence. They're always looking for ways that they can make improvements and provide more for their students. I would spend my time in this district over again! They really helped prepare me for college and set a great example for life.
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Study of Self was my Best experience at Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way Washington. I am a firm believer in Knowledge is Power and having access to a Wide variety of diverse teachers opened me up to learn more about myself. Not only did i learn in the class room I've learned through relationships with staff and coaches, through volunteering in the neighborhood, surrounding environment and through decisions i have made with the future in mind. These experiences have set me on the path to becoming the Great Young Man I always wanted to be and motivated me to take steps in furthering my education. One thing that might be helpful is to Start the college preparation classes sooner
Over my 13 years of being in the Federal Way school district my experience was off and on. Teachers were not paid as mush as they should have been, (only some teachers) Some teachers should not even be employed by the district. When I got into high school the grading system was changed not once not twice but three times through out my 4 years which made learning and passing school hard. But the faculty care about the students and education I wish everyone in the district did!