All members of the Mount View Learning Community are KNOWN, CREATIVE, INSPIRED, CHALLENGED, SUPPORTED, RESPECTED, and EMPOWERED.

Doing whatever it takes to prepare our students for college, career and citizenship.


Lisa Escobar


Dear Mount View Community Members,

I can hardly believe spring is here and we are heading toward the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  It has been quite a journey!  Our students have made so much progress academically, socially and emotionally.  We started the year with very bold and ambitious goals and have been realizing those goals as the days have passed.  Our goals were focused on student achievement by implementing new resources for literacy, integrating technology effectively in all content areas, inspiring 5th and 6th grade writers through the arts, teaching mindfulness and creating an inclusive environment for all of our community members. I am proud of the work done so far this year and yes, of course, there is still much work to be done.  We will continue to put our efforts into our work until each student has a strong positive sense of self and is performing at grade level in all areas. 

As we move toward school wide Dual Language classrooms, there is an increased focus on the importance of language development and strategies that provide students the opportunities to develop their social and academic language abilities.  Our families and communities can support language development in our students and the best way is to talk with your student frequently and naturally.  Ask questions, introduce new words and experiences, respond to comments and ideas and read daily together. The more development a student has in their native language, the easier it is to learn the second language and to become bilingual and bi-literate! 

We are very lucky to be a school in White Center where our community is rich with diversity.  We are fortunate to have students from all over the world and the many languages and cultures enrich our classrooms and benefit all of us.  I would like to echo what Superintendent Enfield has stated in her letter to all in Highline Public Schools.  Though the political rhetoric may seem harsh and exclusive, it does not represent how we feel at Mount View Elementary School.  Our school is a place where each student has the opportunity to learn and reach his/her academic, social and emotional potential.  It is also a place where families and community members are welcome, safe and valued. 

I am looking forward to seeing you at our remaining family nights – please check our calendar and look for notices that come home with students.  In addition, please make sure your contact information is current so you receive the emails/texts regarding important notices and upcoming events.

Have a wonderful spring season!

 Lisa Escobar, Principal

About Us

10811 12th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Lisa Escobar
Assistant Principal
Brian Tinsley
Office Manager
Deb Marbet
School Hours
9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Early Release Days
9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Important Dates

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee