School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 2450 S Star Lake Rd

                   Federal Way, WA 98003

    Phone: 253.945.3100


    Fax:  253.945.3131

    Principal: Tess Johnson

    Assistant Principal: Emily Veling

    Counseling: Kerri Godina

    Grades: K-5

    Year School was Built: 1968

School Mission Statement

  • Believe…Achieve…Succeed! Mark Twain’s entire staff is committed to our beliefs: “Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible”. With this commitment, we provide outstanding education for each student.

Our School Goals

  • Our school goals align with the district strategic plan:

    Goal 2- Whole Child: Thriving, Confident, Responsible Individuals

    Pride Points

    • We are Bullfrogs at Mark Twain and celebrate being safe, respectful, and responsible through our school-wide PBIS system
    • School-wide morning assembly in our gym focusing on social emotional learning and building our school culture to be one that celebrates learning

    Area of Focus

    • School-wide PBIS system focusing on being safe, respectful, and responsible across the school in all areas

    Goal 4- Content-Area Competence: Mastery of All Subjects

    Pride Points

    • 100% of our scholars have a personalized reading goal called a “Power Goal”
    • Mark Twain is an early implementing school for Ready Math to support high quality math instruction

    Area of Focus

    • High quality teaching and learning with a focus formative assessment and targeted feedback to drive scholar success

Community Involvement

  • Mark Twain values the partnerships that are in place with parents and community. A few of the activities that support the partnership are: Coffee with Principal and Family Liaison, Family Math and Reading Nights, Family PBIS Nights, Curriculum Nights, Multicultural Night, Ice Cream Social, Monthly Newsletter, PTA and Student Led Conferences.

School Improvement Plan and Score Cards



School Data

  • You can find data for all schools on Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website including scholar demographics, teacher information, free and reduced lunch rate, school funding and financial resources, and assessment data at

    Also, check out the FWPS Data Dashboard on our website: and click on the “Data Dashboard” icon at the top of the page.

  • Updated: 10/15/2019