School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 34600 12th Ave SW

                 Federal Way, WA 98023

    Phone: 253 945-3800


    Fax:  253 945-3838

    Principal: Sarah Gill

    Assistant Principal:Doreen Owens

    Counseling: Dee Bergstrom

    Grades: PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Year School was Built: 1991

School Mission Statement

  • In an environment of high expectations, high support, and no excuses, the staff of Federal Way Public Schools will continually learn, lead, utilize data, and collaborate to ensure our scholars have a voice, a dream, and 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

    • School-wide PBIS system for the past five years to support positive behaviors expectations
    • Student Council members lead and reinforce our school-wide expectations during our morning arrival by recognizing students who are demonstrating the expected behaviors

    Area of Focus

    Build upon our school-wide PBIS systems to provide additional systems (Tier 2) and differentation to support positive behaviors

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

    Pride Points

    • Students in our intermediate grades have the opportunitiy to participate in our SPHERO robotic club to engage in STEM learning activitites
    • The percentage of students on target for reading as measured by IRLA is setting the pace for scholars across the district

    Area of Focus

    • Improve high quality math instruction through early implementation of the rigorous new Ready Math curriculum

Community Involvement

  • Parents and Community members can be involved by participating in programs such as “Reading around the Forest”, being a “Forest Greeter”, through “Coffee Chats”, getting involved actively with PBIS, or a wide variety of PTA events.



School Data

  • 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.

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  • Updated: 01/21/2022