School Profile

School Information

  • Address: 36001 1st Ave S

                   Federal Way, WA 98023

    Phone: 253.945.4600


    Fax: 253.945.4646

    Principal: Brianna Ward

    Assistant Principal: Gabrielle Knittel

    Counseling: Nolita Bentley

    Grades: 6-8

    Year School was Built: 1971

School Mission Statement

  • At Illahee Middle School we welcome, celebrate, and prepare all Royals from all backgrounds to become life-long learners and positive contributors to society.

Our School Goals

  • Our School Goals

    Our school goals align with the district strategic plan:

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

    Pride Points

    • 98% of scholars participated in Fall Student Led Conferences in 2019
    • 96% of Illahee scholars did not receive exclusionary discipline in 2018-2019

    Area of Focus

    • By 2022, 100% of scholars will feel school is safe and welcoming. We will support this through our PBIS systems, scholar advisory and Brave way expectations

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

    Pride Points

    • Significant increase in the number of 7th Grade scholars on grade level in ELA (+8%) as measured by the SBA in Spring of 2019
    • Over the past 3 years, our 6th Graders have increased by 12% the number of students on grade level in math as measured by the SBA

    Area of Focus

    • Preparing scholars for high school: By 2022, 80% of 8th grade scholars will be meeting or exceeding grade-level standards in English/Language Arts

Community Involvement

  • We encourage families to volunteer at Illahee. We have a number of field trip and classroom needs that require active participation from families. All parents and family members wanting to participate should visit the front office for a WSP background check packet.

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: 10/9/19