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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Federal Way High School is an above average, public school located in Federal Way, WA. It has 1,612 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
About Federal Way High School...
Address
30611 16th Av S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Telephone
(253) 945-5400
Website

Federal Way High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1070
192 responses
Average ACT
24
14 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,855
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Median Home Value
$259,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • The 5A assemblies and Celebrate yourself assembly.
    26%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Spirit weeks
    13%
  • Moving Up assembly
    12%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Federal Way High School Luau
    8%
  • HIB assembly
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,612
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,833
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,838/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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What I loved about Federal Way High school is the diversity. It was known as the 2nd more diverse high school in the country! Being able to see people who look like me at school made my years easier and even allowed me to learn more. Even seeing all the other people of other cultures was an important experience because it's only a little bit of how the world looks when we leave high school. What I would change about the school is how much Federal Way values sports. A basketball coach should not be able to continue to work at a school when he has a history of students coming forward with accusations of being inappropriate with comments or even physically inappropriate just because the coach has seniority or takes the basketball team to state every year.
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At the school they use “the Cambridge system”. While it is good for classes, we take these test, similar to AP test which we are alway horribly prepared for. In my classes everyone failed the math and chemistry because the teachers only covered 1/4 of the material required for the test. Econ teacher is amazing (shout out to Mr Anderson for being the most down to earth teacher and actually teaching me useful things). The food is hot garbage. I think the dirt from outside is more nutritious and tasty ( not really the schools fault though... more of a district/national issue)
I like that there is now a new school built! It's super big. The classrooms are nice and the bathrooms are really big. I like the art work in the halls. I would like to see change is new laptops for the students. Better inforced rules about throwing away trash. Also the 12th grade English class crriculum should be better. Didn't learn much.