• Response to Marysville School Shooting

    Our thoughts are with the Marysville community following the shooting this morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. At Highline Public Schools, the safety of our students is our number one priority, and we take the possibility of an incident such as this very seriously. Our safety and security officers have trained with local law enforcement agencies to respond to a school shooting.

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  • SAT and College Application Fees Waived

    Many Highline students will be able to take the SAT and apply to at least four colleges at no cost to their families this year. The College Board’s new Access to Opportunity program provides fee waivers for eligible students.

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  • The Case for Early Learning

    Early Learning Director Anne Arnold was a presenter at a panel discussion at the Microsoft Conference Center. Seattle Times coverage and video snippets can be found online.

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  • Highline Creative Schools Initiative to Launch in Middle Schools

    Nonprofit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The initiative will fund Arts Corps’ teaching artists to regularly lead in-depth visual and theatrical art lessons at two Highline middle schools.

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  • Vote on Bond Starts This Week

    General election ballots are arriving in mailboxes this week, and one of the important measures on that ballot is the Highline school construction bond. Watch this 90-second video that highlights Highline's plan to provide safe, modern schools for all students.

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Our Promise

Our Promise encompasses our district’s mission and vision.
EVERY STUDENT in Highline Public Schools
is known by NAME, STRENGTH,
and NEED, and graduates ready for

Highline's Bold Goals from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo.


Superintendent Susan Enfield Together with our staff and the Highline community, we have developed a new strategic plan unlike any I have seen in school districts across the nation—it is bold, visionary, and represents the unwavering belief we have in our students’ capabilities. We can feel proud that we have not shied away from setting high expectations for our students and ourselves.

Our promise is to know every student by name, strength, and need, so each will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship. We are challenging ourselves to ensure that four years from now at least 19 out of 20 students are learning at or above grade level in third grade, passing Algebra by ninth grade, and graduating high school prepared to choose their future. We have pledged to all but eliminate out-of-school suspensions that rob students of learning time. And we have set long-range goals that every student will graduate bilingual, biliterate, and tech-literate. Make no mistake: in adopting these goals, we in Highline have committed to eradicating the achievement and opportunity gaps that persist in our schools. In doing so, we will prove that public education can work for all children.

Each of us -- staff, families, and community members -- plays a critical role in our students’ success. Delivering on our promise will require all of us working together, but I have every confidence that we can marshal the collective commitment our students need and deserve. 
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.

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Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. We're working on a solution, but want the community's input as we work to solve these challenges. Help us build for tomorrow, today.

Highline Public Schools has a new video that illustrates our bold goals for students. The animated five-minute video follows a family on Highline's "path to success," telling the story without a single word.