School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 3015 S 368th St

                   Federal Way, WA 98003

    Phone: 253.945.3700


    Fax: 253.945.3737

    Principal: Kara Maphosa

    Assistant Principal: Shannon Henry

    Counseling: Kayla Petone

    Grades: PK-5

    Year School was Built: 1990

School Mission Statement

  • The mission of Rainier View Elementary School is to empower our diverse community to be lifelong learners by inspiring growth, discovery, and the building of a bright future.   

Our School Goals

  • Our school goals align with the district strategic plan:

    Goal 2– Whole Child: Thriving, Confident, Responsible Individuals.

    Pride Points

    • Ensure systems for social-emotional support are implemented school-wide; all staff and students are taught, provided with frequent feedback to implement with fidelity.  
    • Building wide full implementation of TIER 1 PBIS,  

    Area of Focus:

    Tier II PBIS and a school-wide MTSS System will provide additional systems for instruction and differentiation to support positive behaviors. Eliminating 100% disproportionality in discipline data 

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

    Pride Points

    • Use principles of UDL to design learning that provides challenge, attainability, and access to grade-level standards for each scholar.
    • In order to support high quality instruction in reading, 100% of our primary classrooms have implemented the researched based essential strategy filled comprehensive reading curriculum Fundations

    Area of Focus

    Our focus is on high quality instruction in order to ensure 80% of our scholars are meeting or exceeding grade level standards in math and reading. We will be using formative assessments and feedback to guide instruction

Community Involvement

  • Our parents and community members can get involved by joining PTA and attending our Family Advisory sessions.

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: 9/8/2021