Federal Way Public Schools

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Federal Way Public Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Pre-K through 12
Established May 22, 1929 (1929-05-22)
Region US-WA
Country United States
Location Federal Way, Washington
Coordinates 47°18′17″N 122°19′29″W / 47.304858°N 122.324696°W / 47.304858; -122.324696 (Educational Service Center (ESC))Coordinates: 47°18′17″N 122°19′29″W / 47.304858°N 122.324696°W / 47.304858; -122.324696 (Educational Service Center (ESC))
District information
Superintendent Robert R. "Rob" Neu, (Ed.S.)
Asst. Superintendent(s) Mark Davidson
Accreditation(s) Northwest Accreditation Commission/AdvancED
Schools Elementary 21
Elementary-Middle 2
Middle 7
High 5
Other 3
Budget $224,464,000 (2013-14)
NCES District ID 5302820[1]
Students and staff
Students 22,113 (2012-13)
Teachers 1,246 (2012-13)
Staff 2,668 (2012-13)
Student-teacher ratio 18.98 (2011-12)
Athletic conference South Puget Sound League (SPSL) (3A) (4A)
Other information
Website www.fwps.org

Federal Way Public Schools is a school district in King County, Washington covering all of Federal Way and portions of Kent, Des Moines, Auburn, and unincorporated census-designated places Lakeland North and Lakeland South, encompassing 35 square miles (91 km²). There are 38 schools (21 elementary schools, 2 K-8 elementary-middle schools, 7 middle schools, 5 high schools, 1 Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Academy (6-12), 1 Public Academy (6-10), and 1 Internet Academy (K-12) ) in the district. With 22,113 enrolled students as of May 2013, it is the 8th largest school district in Washington state. The district employs a staff of 2,668, of which 1,246 are teachers. It was founded on May 22, 1929.[2]

Federal Way Public Schools is unique in that it has a very successful public academy, which provides an advanced education to anyone willing to enroll. The current Superintendent is Robert Neu.[3]

Between the 2002–2003 and 2003–2004 the school district transitioned from Junior High Schools to Middle Schools.

Governance[edit]

The Board of Directors for Federal Way Public Schools consists of five members who are elected by the voters of the entire school district. Each director must reside and be a registered voter, at the time of their election or appointment, in the geographical region, known as a Director District, they represent on the board. The length of the term is four years. Board meetings are generally held twice monthly. Currently, board meetings are typically scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., with some exceptions, at Federal Way City Hall.

School Board Members[4]
Director Director
District
First
Elected
Term
End
Board
Position
Geoffery Z. McAnalloy [1] 1 2013 2017 Vice-President
Claire Wilson [2] 2 2011 2015 Legislative Liaison
Danny Peterson [3] 3 2011 2015
Carol Gregory [4] 4 2013 2017 President
Hiroshi Eto[5] [5] 5 2014 2015

Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Adelaide Elementary School
  • Brigadoon Elementary School
  • Camelot Elementary School
  • Enterprise Elementary School
  • Green Gables Elementary School
  • Lake Dolloff Elementary School
  • Lake Grove Elementary School
  • Lakeland Elementary School
  • Mark Twain Elementary School
  • Meredith Hill Elementary School
  • Mirror Lake Elementary School
  • Olympic View Elementary School
  • Panther Lake Elementary School
  • Rainier View Elementary School
  • Sherwood Forest Elementary School
  • Silver Lake Elementary School
  • Star Lake Elementary School
  • Sunnycrest Elementary School
  • Twin Lakes Elementary School
  • Valhalla Elementary School
  • Wildwood Elementary School

Elementary-Middle Schools[edit]

  • Nautilus K-8 School
  • Woodmont K-8 School

Middle Schools[edit]

High Schools[edit]

Other[edit]

Censorship[edit]

On January 9, 2007, the Federal Way Public School District temporarily blocked its teachers from showing Vice President Al Gore's global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, without presenting a "credible, legitimate opposing view." The order was passed after Frosty Hardison, a Federal Way parent, complained about the movie's use in his daughter's class. Hardison was quoted in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer citing Biblical predictions of the age and end of the world, and saying neither condones Al Gore's view points being taught within school.[6] The Board cited its policies on the teaching of controversial issues, neither of which provide for a moratorium.[7][8] On January 23, after two weeks of criticism in the local and national scene, the Board backtracked and repealed the moratorium, but still insisted that opposing views need to be considered.[9]

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