Our mission is to challenge students to grow to the best of their academic potential and to become self-sufficient and socially responsible citizens.

Gregory Heights is in partnership with our community for the education of children.


Gregory Heights serves a very diverse population of over 660 students in Preschool through the 6th grade.  Our boundaries go from the border aligned with Puget Sound on our west side and to the airport east of us.  Amongst our enrollment we serve 150+ ELL students, have an Early Childhood program, and two other special programs serving needs of our students. We find our students embrace and foster a positive learning environment with their peers as taught through our PBIS model.

Our kindergarten students attend kindergarten full day everyday. We kickoff our  2015-16 year in August with our “Jump Start,” which supports kindergarten students in gaining experience with school and more ease entering the school year. We had a successful year this past school year with 17 out of 20 Kindergarteners reaching benchmark in Reading.

Gregory Heights Elementary staff reviews student performance data frequently throughout each school year to ensure instruction is modified as needed based upon the data. This helped to ensure that we provide students and staff resources which will help improve our school-wide assessment scores in 2015.  In alignment with our district and state focus at Kindergarten and 1stGrade, we are hiring additional certificated staff to support students in these grades. Our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers are also participating in extensive professional development so that there is a rigorous and focused curriculum.  We will also have additional support staff assist teachers with their instruction and help identify students early that might benefit from additional reading instruction, including small-group work.

Gregory has seven complete "Netbook" labs for students to access St/Math,  MYON Reading and Lexia Phonics. This will also help students to develop on-line testing skills for as the majority of all assessments are now online.  Students in all grades receive two forty five minute sessions of St/Math on our “netbooks” on top of their daily Math in Focus instruction.

Gregory continues to have a strong committed community of families that focuses on providing basic educational supports and enrichments for all students.  PTSA, community volunteers, student teachers and interns all provide tutoring to students during and after school in both reading and math.  PTSA funds our campus Art and Language clubs, School of Rock, Dollar Book Sales, Husky Hotdogs, Robotics and many other school clubs. This year we also partnered with the City of Burien for “Girls On The Run”, a program which focuses on health and self-esteem for girls in grades 2nd -6th. We had over 40 girls participate in this program.  

Gregory is excited to again partner with the WISE Consortium in 5th and 6thgrade this coming year. This partnership will benefit both our students and teachers in helping them to be better prepared with effective STEM experiences. The Consortium consists of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington, Island Wood, The Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo. Gregory will also have the opportunity to team with the Burien Arts Corp in 2015 bringing in Artists to co-teach with our 5th and 6th grade Language Arts teachers.

We welcome our families and community members at all times to participate in supporting student learning here, family events, and working with the PTSA.  We have opportunities to tutor students, support the building, and several other after school activities.  Please feel free to contact me by calling the school office (206.631.3800) or email Phil Robinson.

Phil Robinson, Principal



About Us

16201 16th Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166

Office Manager
Cheryl Smith

School Hours
8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Early Release Days
8:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


Common Core
Smarter Balanced