School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 3600 S 344th Way

                   Federal Way, WA 98003

    Phone: 253.945.2900


    Fax: 253.945.2929

    Principal: Yolanda Heidelberg

    Assistant Principal: Rachel “Mo” Smith

    Counseling: Mary Finney-Allen

    Grades: PK-5

    Year School was Built: 1965

School Mission Statement

  • In an environment of high expectations, high support, and no excuses, the staff of Lake Grove Elementary will continually learn, lead, use data and collaborate by ensuring our scholars have a voice, a dream, and a bright future.

Our School Goals

  • Our school goals aligned with the district strategic plan:

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

    Pride Points

    • 181 scholars were recognized with HERO shirts for perfect attendance in September 2019. We continue to partner with FWPD to support strong attendance.
    • School-wide PBIS supports a safe and secure campus with 4 Personal Standards, Caught-Yas, Targeted Areas and exemplars supported through morning announcements.

    Area of Focus

    • Student Voice Summit/Leopard Leader launch includes service learning to inform and elevate student voice

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

    Pride Points

    • School-wide writing focus: SPOT ON WRITING resulted in double digit growth for ELL students as measured on the ELP
    • 3rd grade Reading Zone is hosted by library staff in direct support of Strategic Plan’s Aspirational Goal of 80% of 3rd grade scholars meeting or exceeding grade level standards in ELA. ALL students assigned to Reading Zones before school in support of literacy

    Area of Focus

    • All hands on deck for ALL Learners – with a focus on high quality teaching and learning, common planning time for teachers, and targeted supports


Community Involvement

  • Parents and Community members are an asset to Lake Grove Elementary. Parent involvement in SLCs, PBIS, SLT, VIP events, classroom and after school activities encourage our scholars to attend school and to be involved themselves. Our PTA and Community Partners support Lake Grove scholars and families throughout the year.

School Improvement Plan and Score Card



  • You can find the following 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: 10/8/2019