Federal Way school information

IndexFederal WayWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores41%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools291,99179,221
Total private schools954824,874
Total post-secondary schools41477,963
The Federal Way, WA educational system consists of 29 public schools, 9 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Federal Way public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 15% lower than than the Washington average and 16% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Federal Way public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.8% have completed high school, 25.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Federal Way are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Federal Way.
  • 86.8% of people in Federal Way have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.8% of people in Federal Way have completed high school.
  • 25.2% of people in Federal Way have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Federal Way

IndexFederal WayWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade86.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school85.8%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college62.9%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.2%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Federal Way (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Maple Valley, WA25,09373%49%
Lake Tapps, WA13,03069%40%
Artondale, WA13,50667%37%
East Renton Highlands, WA11,54967%37%
Southworth, WA2,15866%33%
Federal Way, WA93,98641%16%

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Roswell, GA93,96853%8%
Lee's Summit, MO94,25759%21%
Yuma, AZ93,70435%29%
Quincy, MA93,34964%30%
Yakima, WA93,33836%27%
Federal Way, WA93,98641%16%
Source: The Federal Way, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.