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Construction Projects in Federal Way Public Schools

September 2019 Construction Updates

Thomas Jefferson High School

The new Thomas Jefferson High School is on track to begin construction in just a few months. More information about a groundbreaking celebration and a video highlighting the design of the new school will be available soon at www.fwps.org/bond.

Star Lake Elementary and Totem Middle School

Star Lake Elementary and Totem Middle School are moving steadily through the design process, and FWPS is incorporating stakeholder feedback throughout. Due to this project’s complex nature, the district is committed to an extended period of time to engage the community on the design of these two schools. A short video highlighting the latest designs is available below.
Star Lake Elementary and Totem Middle School

Mirror Lake, Wildwood, and Lake Grove Elementary Schools

We have been working hard towards acquiring the permits needed to move forward with construction on the new Wildwood, Lake Grove and Mirror Lake elementary schools. The permitting process has taken more time than anticipated. We received the permits required to move forward with construction on Mirror Lake Elementary School, and we continue to work toward acquiring the necessary permits for Wildwood and Lake Grove. As a result, we expect delays in the schedule for the opening of these schools. We will provide more information as the permitting process is completed.


In the meantime, take a moment to view the walkthrough videos for each school to see what these brand-new schools will look like once construction is complete.

Wildwood Elementary Flythrough
Mirror Lake Elementary Flythrough Video
Lake Grove Elementary Flythrough Video

First Day of School at the Temporary Campus

While the new Wildwood and Lake Grove Elementary schools are being built, learning is taking place at the temporary campus (formerly DeVry). Check out these photos from their first day of school and get a peek inside the renovated space!

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