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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Federal Way High School is an above average, public school located in Federal Way, WA. It has 1,568 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
About Federal Way High School...
Address
30611 16th Av S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Telephone
(253) 945-5400
Website
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Federal Way High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1060
226 responses
Average ACT
24
16 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
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$62,086
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,156
National
$949
Median Home Value
$280,700
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
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • The 5A assemblies and Celebrate yourself assembly.
    25%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • Moving Up assembly
    13%
  • Spirit weeks
    13%
  • 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
1,568
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
$11,893/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Federal Way high school has great academics especially because of their Cambridge program. I have been a part of this since I was a freshman and it provides challenging work but we have amazing teachers who support and help us. FWHS also has a great sports program and coaches who help push our athletes to the best of their ability. In addition, FWHS has a variety of clubs and activities that are well organized and fun for the students such as We Act club, Key club, Honor Society, Pacific Islander club, and many more! I'm so lucky to have attended this school and I am proud to graduate from FWHS this June!
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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.
Federal Way High School is the highest diversity school which is great because you get to meet many new people with different backgrounds. Also, FWHS has great teachers that are patient with their jobs and want their students to succeed. There is also various of clubs and sports so everyone has something they are interested in but if there isn't a club your interested in it is easy to make one.