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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
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.
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
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1100
782 responses
Average ACT
25
65 responses

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%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,833
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%

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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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.
What I liked about FWPS is that the teachers are very nice, helpful and they really care about you. From the time I’ve been in elementary school up until now all of my teachers have treated me pretty well. After the construction on Federal Way High School, the new school looks beautiful and my experience there has been really positive with great classes and teachers who truly care about you. The only thing I would change to be honest is the environment with the students is not the best, and can be kind of disruptive but that’s not really the school’s fault. Some of the teachers I feel like need to put their foot down when students are disruptive because it hinders the learning process for other students, but overall the I feel like my school and the school district is pretty good.