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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
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Federal Way High School is a public school located in Federal Way, WA. It has 1,612 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
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
1060
181 responses
Average ACT
25
13 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B
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
B-
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
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  • 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
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,833
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
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
High
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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Federal way High school has had a bad misconception about how people act there but honestly you can never judge a book by its title. Never have I ever seen witnessed the intregity of a school so united. We are an Eagle family that brings in everyone with open arms. I absolutely loved my high school experience and will be more then delighted to be going back to visit all my teachers who have showed me nothing but respect and admiration!
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It has been my first year here at Federal Way highschool and it’s been a pretty cool and chill year. The academics are really pushed to there limits to prepare students to really seize opportunities in the real world and to make something of themselves. They’re also very diversed and welcoming!
What was best to me about federal way high school was how diverse it was. Also, you make lots of friends no matter what type of person you are or where you come from. Next, i feel like everyone is pretty accepting when your new you'll always find help somewhere and its very resourceful. There are also clubs that create safe spaces for people, for example, Black student Union, Pacific Islander club, Latino club etc. But, thats what makes federal way high school the best it school it can be, because even though we are different we are similiar in one way.