School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 2800 SW 320th St

                   Federal Way, WA 98023

    Phone: 253.945.5200


    Fax: 253.945.5252

    Principal: Jamie Tough

    Assistant Principal: Lia Kang

    Assistant Principal: Nick Wilken

    Counseling: Sera Castro, Brett Laymon, Autum Hopkins

    Grades: 9-12

    Year School was Built: 1971

School Mission Statement

  • Decatur High School’s mission is to empower respectful, critically thinking scholars to explore their future college and careers in a way that is individualized to their needs and identities. Gator staff provide supportive, loving guidance through a safe, rigorous, diverse, and equitable environment.

Our School Goals

  • Our school goals align with the district strategic plan:

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

    Pride Points

    • 83% school-wide PBIS Implementation to support a safe and welcoming environment for all scholars
    • 93% participation in Student Led Conferences, an increase of 8% from the previous year

    Area of Focus

    • As we continue to implement proactive and positive supports for our scholars, we are now ready to implement a Tier II system that focuses on targeted interventions to build skills that will result in desired behaviors

    Goal 5- Persistence to Graduation: High School Graduation Through Successful Transitions

    Pride Points

    • 92% of our scholars are graduating on time as we prepare all scholars for career and college pursuits. This is an increase of 2% from the previous year
    • FAFSA/WASFA completion is at 70%. This supports scholars in accessing financial support for the transition to college

    Area of Focus

    • Continuing to grow our graduation rate and FAFSA/WASA completion rates - we will continue to support, track and monitor our scholars’ progress towards graduation, post-secondary education and career readiness

Community Involvement

  • We have a variety of opportunities for parents to be involved in our school. These opportunities include PTSA, Decatur Gators Booster Club, volunteering and many more. Please contact the main office for more information.

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: 03/17/2023