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Our Students

21,000+ Students

  • 80.1% Ethnicity other than white
  • 66.4% Free and Reduced
  • 30.4% Multilingual Learners
  • 14.2% Special Ed
Exterior of Thomas Jefferson High School

Our Schools

37 schools

  • 20 Elementary schools
  • 3 K-8 schools
  • 6 Middle schools
  • 4 High schools
  • 4 Specialized schools that offer alternate learning experiences
FWPS hands out school information and SWAG at Kids Day event

Our Community

35 Square Miles

Federal Way Public Schools district's service area includes Federal Way and portions of Des Moines, Auburn, and Kent, as well as some areas of unincorporated King County. The population of the district's service area totals about 120,000.

Boys and Girls Clubs at Federal Way High School for DiscoverU Week

Our Partners

We partner with several local organizations to support scholar learning and services to include:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Boys and Girls Club of Federal Way
  • Communities in Schools
  • Federal Way Chamber of Commerce
  • Valley Cities

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Nutrition Services staff serves meals to students

Our Staff

2,917 Staff Members

Our scholars benefit from the care of generous and committed certificated and non-certificated staff at every level. Our 1,634 teachers engage in monthly professional development centered on culturally responsive, data-driven teaching practices. 

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Our Families

107 Languages Spoken

We are proud to be a richly diverse community, and our instructional practices reflect our scholars' prior knowledge and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We know how important family partnerships in the success of scholars, and intentionally create opportunities to deepen connection, learning, partnership, and two-way communication for an improved scholar experience. 

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Lakeland Classroom
Languages Students
English 13,250
Spanish 3,806
Dari 649
Ukrainian 401
Russian 338
Pashto 356
Vietnamese 249
Somali 205


*Last updated July 2023