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Mission

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.

Principal

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.
 

 

 

   

About Us

16201 16th Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166
 
Phone
206.631.3800

Principal
 
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. 
 
Fax
206.631.3862

News

  • Community-led Bond Slated for November Ballot

    A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters in November. The $299 million bond would replace deteriorating schools, ease overcrowding and make safety improvements at all schools. A community advisory committee developed the bond package. The school board fully accepted the committee’s recommendation and voted to place the measure on the November ballot.

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  • Highline in the News

    Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary were mentioned in a Seattle Times story highlighting the earthquake risk of older school buildings. Both schools were built before current seismic standards were established.

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  • Free Summer Meals Available for Local Children

    Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP). The program provides funding for several of our schools to serve children living in South King County.

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  • Highline School Board to Vote July 20 on Bond for November

    A community-led committee of Highline residents, staff, and students spent the past year intensely studying the question of how to address the need for new or renovated schools. Wednesday, the Highline School Board signaled its agreement with the committee’s recommendations.

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  • Check Out Interactive Budget Report

    Check out our online, interactive proposed budget report for the 2016-17 school year. The new online tool gives our community the opportunity to dig deep into the data and view a breakdown by district, school, and department.

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