About Federal Way Public Schools

Our District

  • Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) believes when parents and caregivers send their precious children to our schools, they do so in trust that they will learn, grow and succeed. When our community and taxpayers invest in our schools, they place us in stewardship of Federal Way’s most valuable resource — our children.

    In FWPS, we are committed to each scholar having a voice, a dream and a bright future. FWPS is guided by a strategic plan with five big, bold goals that journey from the early years and persist to graduation.

    Our approximately 2,835 staff members are committed to the academic and social emotional success of our scholars.

    What you will find in FWPS is an advancement of a college-going culture, increased partnerships with parents and community, expanded STEM access to all scholars and so much more.

    The FWPS graduation rate has reached its all-time high in recent history with 86.2 percent for the class of 2018. The district’s graduation rates have risen steadily for six years in a row.

    For two consecutive years, the district is outperforming the state average with 63 percent of scholars who have enrolled in a two or four-year college program and persisted two or more years.

    In 2017, the community supported the passage of an unprecedented bond package of almost half a billion dollars — the largest bond measure in Federal Way Public School’s history and one of the largest in the region. The community continuously supports the two levies that support student learning including a technology levy and Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy.

    FWPS provides multiple STEM opportunities for each scholar from kindergarten through high school graduation. We currently have STEM/STEAM project-based learning lighthouse schools at TAF@Saghalie 6-12, Woodmont K–8 and Nautilus K–8 with the goal of creating a STEM Region.

    For three consecutive years, has FWPS hosted successful STEM Exploration Nights with high levels of partnerships and 90+ booths representing local colleges, universities, apprenticeship programs, and local and national companies. As a result, over three years almost 7,800 scholars from preschool through twelfth grade and their families attended the events to learn more about STEM career opportunities.

    This community is stronger, healthier, and more vibrant because of its support of FWPS. Schools can’t do it alone, and we believe building strong partnerships with parents, families and community is essential to scholar success.