Virtual Ribbon Cutting Celebration marks completion of Mirror Lake Elementary School

Posted by Kylin Oliphant on 10/8/2021


Federal Way, Wash. We’re excited to celebrate the completion of the brand-new Mirror Lake Elementary School, which welcomed scholars this fall! This school is the third of eight schools to be rebuilt thanks to voter approval of the phase 2 school construction bond in November 2017, and we’re so grateful for the new opportunities the building will bring to our scholars.

Yesterday, on October 7, 2021, at 3 p.m., we premiered the virtual Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Mirror Lake Elementary to debut the incredible building to Federal Way Public Schools scholars, families, voters, and community members. The video is available at

One of the bond’s aims was to relieve overcrowding at the elementary level, and these new schools allow for more room for scholars to learn, as well as a more modern learning environment. Highlights of the new schools include:

  • Learning Resource Center and Discovery Lab
    This space provides scholars access to resources, including books and computers, as well as creating a space for small groups and hands-on learning outside the classroom.

  • School Identity
    The school has its unique identity incorporated into the design, with artwork on the walls highlighting facts about the school’s mascot.

  • Secure Entry Vestibule
    The new school includes enhanced security features, including a secure and welcoming entry, which connects to the main office, cameras, and fencing.

The school has been serving scholars since the district-wide return to in-person learning on September 1st, 2021. One scholar shared about their new school, “What I love about our new school is how nice it looks. It feels fresh and clean and makes you feel calm.” Another scholar said, “I like that’s nice and big with lots of room.”

For more information about school construction projects in Federal Way Public Schools, please visit or call 253-945-2663.




Contact: Whitney Chiang, Chief of Communications and Strategy, w: 253-945-2262; c: 253-442-4009; e: