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

Community Context

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

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

Table 1: Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes

Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes (from OSPI Report Card
October enrollment, 2021-22


Federal Way School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0% 0.2% 0.5%
Asian 17.0% 11.2% 12.1%
Black/African American 13.3% 13.9% 15.9%
Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 45.1% 52.4% 33.4%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 1.2% 4.8% 6.0%
White 14.1% 9.9% 20.7%
Two or more Races 9.3% 7.7% 11.3%
English Learners 56.2% 47.4% 23.7%
Low Income 79.6% 82.6% 70.0%
Students with Disabilities (Special Education) 6.1% 17.6% 14.2%
SBA ELA 4th - % meeting standard (2018-19) 19.1% 12.3% 34.2%
SBA Math 4th - % meeting standard (2018-19 7.4% 13.6% 29.3%

Washington School Improvement Framework Status

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