Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Committee Recommends Evergreen/Tyee/Pacific Bond to Board

Two community members and a high school student, all from Highline’s volunteer Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), recommended the next school bond at the school board meeting this week.

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Sneak Peek into the 2022-23 School Calendar

Time to start planning! Here is a look at the tentative 2022-23 school calendar.

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Thank You, Teachers!

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are sharing the stories of three Highline teachers. We asked what inspired them to become educators and what keeps them motivated. While each story is unique, they all share a deep commitment to student success. 

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Federal COVID-Relief Dollars

You may have heard the federal government is giving millions of dollars to schools to address COVID-related expenses. These are one-time funds to help schools maintain operations through the challenges of the pandemic. Here is a look at some of the ways we are investing COVID-relief funds in Highline.

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School Board Approves New Superintendent's Contract

At its Wednesday night meeting, the Highline School Board approved the contract for Dr. Ivan Duran as Highline's next superintendent. Dr. Duran will take the helm on July 1.

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Do You Know a Child Who will be 5 Years Old by August 31? 

It's time to enroll in kindergarten! You can enroll online. 

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Highline Virtual Elementary Applications Are Open

Students can apply for enrollment through a waitlist if space is available. We are currently evaluating applications on a weekly basis. 

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Upcoming Events

Latest News

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In the wake of the tragic fatal school shooting in Texas, students may be experiencing trauma and fear about their safety at school. Here are some resource to help you support your student.

Highline Headlines - May 20

Today's Headlines include information about our tentative calendar, our new school board member, immunization clinics, summer ORCA cards and more. 

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Time to start planning! Here is a look at the tentative 2022-23 school calendar. The calendar will be final after Highline Education Association (HEA) members vote on it in August. At this time, the first day of preschool is to be determined.

Dr. Enfield Honored by RAVE Foundation

Superintendent Enfield has received the RAVE Champions Award, given annually to a leader who promotes and supports free play for children and communities where access to play is scarce.

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The School Board unanimously voted to appoint Azeb Hagos as the new director representing District 5. District 5 includes Des Moines and part of SeaTac.

Susan Enfield

Last week, one of our schools was defaced multiple times with racist graffiti. This hateful act was traumatizing for the adults and children who experienced it, and we are working closely with our local law enforcement partners to prevent this from happening again.

Highline Headlines - May 13

Today's Highline Headlines include details about an immunization clinic, redistricting update, and a call to present at our Equity Symposium. 

Our Promise

Every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

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Our Goals

School Culture
school culture

Our schools are welcoming and safe places where students and staff are respected and supported to succeed

Growth & Mastery
growth & mastery

Students will make a minimum of one year of growth annually, meeting or exceeding standards in all grade levels.

Digital & Media Literacy
digital & media literacy

Students will graduate with the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to live and work responsibly in a digital world.

Bilingual & Biliterate
Bilingual & Bilterate

Students will graduate bilingual and biliterate.

High School Graduation
High School Graduation

Students will graduate from high school prepared for the future they choose.


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Our students represent many diverse and culturally-rich backgrounds. Our diversity is an asset. Our students learn from one another and graduate prepared to live and work in an increasingly multicultural world.

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Our top 8 languages are:

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Vietnamese
  4. Somali
  5. Amharic
  6. Punjabi
  7. Arabic
  8. Khmer

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The single most important driver of student achievement is an excellent teacher in the classroom. Highline is in the top 12 out of 295 Washington districts in the number of National Board Certified Teachers.

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Highline has 18 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 comprehensive high schools serving neighborhoods in Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and White Center. Families may also want to explore our 6 choice schools or multiple alternative education options. 

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Highline's graduation rate has been on a steady rise for the past 7 years. The on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2020 was 83.8%. That's an increase of 21 point rise since 2013.

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