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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, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
33330 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 945-2000

Federal Way Public Schools Rankings

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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
715 responses
Average ACT
63 responses
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch


Student-Teacher Ratio
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year


Total Expenses
Expenses Per Student
$10,838/ student
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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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I was born in the Federal Way community, I knew at least three people every school that I went to. Everyone was kind and cared about others future. I think the most memorable experience I had was when I was starting middle school and I wanted to go to this new technology academy. My brother was already enrolled in the school so I had a higher chance to be accepted, I figured that I was definitely going to go. Luck wasn't the best, when my mom first told me I wasn't chosen I was crushed, being an eleven year old who saw her future flash before her eyes. I saw my brother do these huge presentations on building land on Mars for science, making catapults for math class and even acting as an historical figure in history. I wanted that much fun and learn at the same time. The next day the phone rang from Technology Access Foundation Academy and they told my mom that there was a mix up in the drawing and I was supposed to be chosen. From that day forward my life was changed forever.
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