School Details

Wildwood Elementary School

2405 South 300th St, Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 945-4400
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 479 students 14 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

35%
48%
63%
40%
63%
72%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
45%
61%
32%
61%
70%
20%
50%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
58%
63%
60%
67%
72%
28%
55%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wildwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Federal Way. The principal of Wildwood Elementary School is Michael Swartz. 479 students go to Wildwood Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 81% of the 479 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wildwood Elementary School is 14:1. Holy Innocents School of the Northwest is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 13%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 46% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 37%
Multiracial 11% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I moved to Federal Way in September 2008 and I have no regrets of placing my daughter at Wildwood Elementary. My daughter is currently in Kindergarten and her teacher(s) is (are) excellent. The office staff are always very helpful and informative and take the time to know the children's families and various circumstances. Moreover I am a U.S. Soldier and chose the public school system over that of the one being offered on post and have absolutey no regrets.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children at Wildwood this year (2006) one is in fifth and the other in full-time kindergarten. I've spent more time volunteering this year and really like what I've seen from the teachers staff and volunteers. Wildwood is a diversified school with many different languages spoken. The teachers and staff make the extra effort needed to teach our kids not only the academic lessons but also to appreciate and celebrate our diversity. Since Mrs. O'Sullivan has become our principal I've noticed we don't have the congestion in the parking lot we once had when there was no procedure in place letting parents know how to drop off an pick up their child/children. My oldest son has had the same teacher for the last 3 years and has done extremely well academically I believe due to the devotion and commitment from the teachers and staff to the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is is the autism program at Wildwood. We tranfered from the ITP EEU at the U of W. I was very nervous because the U of W is the best. I was heart broken at the thought of leaving. I began searching and ended up here. I read a review from a mother whose family moved from AK because they were so impressed. I met the staff along with my son they were so wonderful. I cried in our intial meeting and they took it all in stride-they even comforted me. By the time I saw the classroom and other facilities- I was astounded. Needless to say Wildwood has the even the EEU beat. I can't say enough great things if you have an autistic child this school and program is unbeatable.

  • (10 years ago)

    We were going to remove our grandson to a new school this year and decided with a new principal there would be new changes.It really has changed. Ms.O'sullivan has improved morale with teachers and parents. She is always on the go. We doubt she uses her office much. She is out in the parking lots making sure the children are safe.She has teachers helping out with traffic. We think she is awesome. The office staff is wonderful we also can not forget mr.Springer he knows every childs name and every childs problems. He always knows what is going on!!!!!! he goes way beyond his job as a counselor. He is one terrific guy. Guy. The school seems like a much happier place. The teacher's our grandson has had are outstanding. Mrs.Eltrich mrs.Slagle and mrs.Ichinaga. Our grandson has health problems and anger problems and he is never treated different because he causes problems.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is a good school with the usual niches. My child had a great kindergarden teacher who really made my childs experience very positive. I think they focus alittle to much on dicepline which is bothersome and not always age appropriate. This school tries very hard to get the community involved in there activites. It needs to be updated to the times. overall it is a good school

  • (12 years ago)

    In 1999 a pediatric neurologist diagnosed my two-year old son with Autism. At that time we lived in Seward Alaska. We found that the school district there lacked direction with pursuing promising educational practices with the treatment of Autistic Pre-School aged children. After researching various options we choose the Federal Way School District s program in Federal Way Washington as our new school for our child. Federal Way School District constructed a specially designed pre-school program with assistance from John Whitehead associated with Project TEEACH and the University of Washington s Autism Center at Wildwood Elementary School Federal Way Washington. Children there are making leaps and the distance between their disabilities and their education close. This program is state of the art with a specialist in Applied Behavioral Analysis specialist who also works one on one with the children. For this family the move of over 2743 miles was well worth the investment.

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