Success For Each Child & Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity

Community Context

The defining context of 2020 and 2021 has continued to be the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued movement for racial justice, from which a range of emergent needs, including:

  • Schools are closed
  • With closures, students do not have access to the school library
  • There is increased trauma and mental health needs among students and families
  • The needs of families, school staff, community partners, and staff are continually shifting and evolving

From its start in 2017-18 , the 21st CCLC program in Federal Way has provided opportunities for high-quality programming in response to the Sunnycrest and Wildwood communities’ assets and needs, including:

  • The program serves a suburban area of King County with large low-income, immigrant, and refugee populations
  • Sunnycrest and Wildwood Elementary Schools serve a larger proportion of low-income, English Language Learners, and Latina/o/x students compared to Federal Way School District as a whole
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  • Student assessment results are below district and state levels in Math and English Language Arts
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  • There is family and student interest in expanded learning programs that provide academic support, enrichment, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities
  • There are limited afterschool opportunities, with limited transportation options to access programs
  • There is high student mobility at both schools
  • Both Sunnycrest and Wildwood are Title I schools. As of February 2020:
  • In addition, Sunnycrest Elementary is part of Federal Way School District but is located in Kent, which affects family eligibility for Federal Way services

Table 1: Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes

Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes (from OSPI Report Card
October enrollment, 2020-21


Federal Way School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Asian 18.2% 9.7% 11.8%
Black/African American 14.7% 13.6% 16.0%
Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 45.9% 52.6% 32.9%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 1.1% 4.9% 5.6%
White 13.0% 10.7% 22.3%
Two or more Races 6.9% 8.0% 11.0%
English Learners 57.4% 51.7% 22.2%
Low Income 89.9% 76.0% 65.5%
Students with Disabilities (Special Education) 5.9% 10.7% 14.4%
SBA ELA 4th - % meeting standard (2018-19) 31.0% 23.6% 42.8%
SBA Math 4th - % meeting standard (2018-19 36.0% 31.8% 41.4%

Washington School Improvement Framework Status

Support Tier I: Targeted 1-2 Support Tier III: Comprehensive