Federal Way Public Schools
|Federal Way Public Schools|
|Type and location|
|Grades||Pre-K through 12|
|Established||May 22, 1929|
|Location||Federal Way, Washington|
|Superintendent||Robert R. "Rob" Neu, (Ed.S.)|
|Asst. Superintendent||Mark Davidson|
|Accreditation(s)||Northwest Accreditation Commission/AdvancED|
|NCES District ID||5302820|
|Students and staff|
|Student-teacher ratio||18.98 (2011-12)|
|Athletic Conference||South Puget Sound League (SPSL) (3A) (4A)|
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.
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.
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.
|Geoffery Z. McAnalloy ||1||2013||2017||Vice-President|
|Claire Wilson ||2||2011||2015||Legislative Liaison|
|Danny Peterson ||3||2011||2015|
|Carol Gregory ||4||2013||2017||President|
- 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
- Nautilus K-8 School
- Woodmont K-8 School
- Illahee Middle School
- Kilo Middle School
- Lakota Middle School
- Sacajawea Middle School
- Saghalie Middle School
- Sequoyah Middle School
- Totem Middle School
- Decatur High School
- Federal Way High School
- Thomas Jefferson High School
- Todd Beamer High School
- Truman High School
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. The Board cited its policies on the teaching of controversial issues, neither of which provide for a moratorium. 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.
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Federal Way School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- "History lesson: Federal Way's first school scandal?". federalwaymirror.com. April 30, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- Federal Way Public Schools Official website
- "Federal Way Schools Board of Education". fwps.org. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- "Moore submits resignation, Board to discuss filling vacant seat Tuesday". federalwaymirror.com. April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Federal Way schools restrict Gore film, January 11, 2007
- FWPS policy 2231
- FPWS policy 2331P
- Seattle Times, Federal Way School Board lifts brief moratorium on Gore film, January 24