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  • Highline Saves Taxpayers $4.5 Million

    This week, Highline Public Schools refinanced bonds sold in 2007, resulting in a savings to taxpayers of more than $4.5 million over the next eleven years. The savings will lower the amount of money that will be collected from taxpayers to pay off previously issued bonds. The dollars cannot be used for district expenses.

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  • Student's Artwork to be Seen by 3.2 Million People in Voters' Pamphlet

    Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman surprised a Highline fourth-grader at school with news she won a statewide art competition and her winning drawing will be distributed to millions of Washingtonians.

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  • Teacher Named Top 10 Innovative Teacher in America

    Mount View Elementary teacher Jamie Ewing earned first place in The Henry Ford’s Innovative Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. Ewing is one of ten first place winners in the country. The award recognizes educators who are using the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking among their students.

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  • Teacher Uses New Technology for Professional Development

    A Gregory Heights Elementary School teacher is a pioneer in using new STEM professional development technology. Fourth-grade teacher Kellie Goodman's work was recently featured in a case study.

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  • U.S. Ed Department Visits Schools

    A top federal education leader visited Highline schools this week to see the innovative work happening in classrooms. Head of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, Nadya Dabby, was impressed with the high-quality learning she saw.

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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
COLLEGE, CAREER, and CITIZENSHIP.

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

Superintendent

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.
Superintendent

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Path to Success

This video  illustrates our bold goals for students, telling the story of Highline's path to success without a single word.