Highline Public Schools has been identified as a district in “improvement” status under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This is because students in some sub-groups identified by NCLB did not meet standard on the MSP/HSPE (Measures of Proficiency/High School Proficiency Exam).
Highline is taking action to improve the quality of education for all students, including:
Highline’s strategic plan sets bold goals and strategies for achievement, including a focus on early learning, success in algebra, bilingualism, and students graduating prepared for college and career.
Highline’s key belief that we must know students by name, strength, and need guides our work.
Quality early learning is critical to student success, so Highline has free, full-day kindergarten in all elementary schools.
Highline has developed a multi-faceted math plan to ensure that learning in math prepares students for college and 21st-century technology.
Highline has received several grants from our regional Race to the Top partnership that includes a focus on early learning, freshmen success, supporting costs of college-entry testing, and boosting math and science practices.
Highline was inducted into the prestigious League of Innovative Schools, due to its integration of instructional technology and blended learning.
Highline has received recognition for two innovation schools: Big Picture Schools and Raisbeck Aviation High School.
Highline has received two new School Improvement Grants to transform programs at Cascade and Chinook Middle Schools, as well as strengthen elementary feeder-school transition.