Federal Way Public Schools

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Federal Way Public Schools
, Washington
United States
Coordinates47°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
GradesPre-K through 12
EstablishedMay 22, 1929 (1929-05-22)
SuperintendentTammy Campbell, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent(s)Danielle Pfeiffer, Ed.D.
Accreditation(s)Northwest Accreditation Commission/AdvancED
SchoolsElementary 21
Elementary-Middle 2
Middle 7
High 5
Other 4
Budget$222,483,030 (2014-15)
District ID5302820[1]
Students and staff
Students21,203 (2014-15)
Teachers1,481 (2014-15)
Staff2,689 (2014-15)
Athletic conferenceSouth Puget Sound League (SPSL) (4A)
Other information

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 39 schools (21 elementary schools, 2 K-8 elementary-middle schools, 7 middle schools, 4 high schools, 1 Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Academy (6-12), 1 Public Academy (6-10), 1 Internet Academy (K-12) ) and 1 Acceleration Academy in the district. With 21,203 enrolled students as of May 2013, it is the 8th largest school district in Washington state. The district employs a staff of 2,689, of which 1,481 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 Dr. Tammy Campbell.[3]

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


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
Geoffery Z. McAnalloy [1] 1 2013 2017 Vice-President
Claire Wilson [2] 2 2011 2019 President
Liz Drake [3] 3 2015 2019 Legislative Liaison
Carol Gregory [4] 4 2013 2017
Hiroshi Eto[5] [5] 5 2014 2019


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
  • Maple Hill 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
  • Terrace Lake 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]

Specialized Schools[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]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "History lesson: Federal Way's first school scandal?". federalwaymirror.com. April 30, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Federal Way Public Schools Official website
  4. ^ "Federal Way Schools Board of Education". fwps.org. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Federal Way school board appoints Hiroshi Eto". federalwaymirror.com. June 11, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Federal Way schools restrict Gore film, January 11, 2007
  7. ^ FWPS policy 2231 Archived 2006-10-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ FPWS policy 2331P Archived 2006-10-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Seattle Times, Federal Way School Board lifts brief moratorium on Gore film, January 24

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