Nautilus K-8 School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 1000 S 289th St

                   Federal Way, WA 98003

    Phone: 253.945.3400


    Fax:  253.945.3434

    Principal: Emily Veling

    Assistant Principal: Kimberly Graham

    Counselor: Ashley Richards

    Grades: K-8

    Year School was Built: 1968


School Mission Statement

  • Our mission at Nautilus is to Prepare, Inspire and Educate all students.

Our School Goals

  • Our school goals align with the district strategic plan:

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

    Pride Points

    • 100% of Nautilus families attended face-to-face SLCs in the 2018-19 school year
    • 96% of Nautilus scholars did not miss any instruction time due to exclusionary discipline, indicating a safe and positive learning environment

    Area of Focus

    • Developing a lifelong positive attendance habit: 100% of Nautilus scholars will attend school at least ninety percent of the time


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

    Pride Points

    • 100% of Nautilus scholars participate in Project Based Learning experiences in order to provide rigorous and unique learning opportunities
    • 100% of Nautilus scholars have access to 1:1 Technology & smartboards

    Area of Focus

    • Raising the bar for all scholars: 80% of Nautilus scholars will be at or exceeding grade level standards in English/Language Arts by 2022

Community Involvement

    • Classroom Volunteers
    • Lunchroom and Recess Buddies
    • Art Docents
    • School Gardeners
    • PTSA
    • Community Partners through PBL

School Improvement Plan and Score Cards


  • Check out or contact our school for a current list of available athletics teams.  

    Nautilus 6th - 8th graders can compete on Sacajawea's athletic teams.

    Nautilus K-5th graders can participate in the district track program in the Spring.


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: 11/04/2019