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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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Choice Schools Applications Now Open!

Highline offers Choice Schools, a variety of alternative program options for middle and high school students, each with their own specialized focus to meet student interest and need. There is also a virtual school for elementary students.

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Thank You, Voters!

With 68.8 percent voting in favor, the bond is passing! The 2022 bond will raise funds for new, modern learning facilities at Evergreen High School, Tyee High School and Pacific Middle School, as well as funds for critical improvements across the district. In this video, students say "thank you" to Highline voters in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Native American Heritage Month

November is a month to celebrate, appreciate and learn about Native American Heritage. Despite centuries of deliberate erasure, Native Heritage persists and is revitalizing through the dedication of Native activists, artists, teachers, and leaders. 

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Spring 2022 State Assessment Results Available in ParentVUE

These assessments are just one measure of student learning, the state assessment results can help all of us work together to pursue additional support or accelerated opportunities that may benefit student learning.

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Update Your Student's Information

Each year, families are required to verify student emergency information and submit updated health information. This ensures we have a current home address, phone number, emergency contact and health information on file. All of these items help us keep students safe while at school.

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Upcoming Events

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Highline Virtual Elementary is an online option for students in kindergarten - 5th grade and provides engaging, innovating learning experiences. The school will be hosting an information session for interested families on January 12. 

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Highline also offers Schools of Choice, a variety of school and program options, each with a specialized focus to meet student interest and need. The application window for secondary schools of choice is open now and runs through January 31. See information night details.

Three Evergreen HS students holding signs that say "Thank you, voters!" in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The 2022 bond is passing at an overwhelming 68.8 percent approval rate. Take a moment to savor this historic milestone by watching our "Thank You, Voters!" video featuring students saying "Thank you, Voters!" in three languages.

Highline Headlines - November 17

No school November 21-25 for PK-5. No school November 23-25 for all grades. See more headlines including information about report cards and conferences.

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Our graduation rate is on the rise again, after a slight dip in 2021. The Highline Class of 2022 graduated at 83.5 percent.

Highline Headlines - November 10

No school tomorrow, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. See more headlines including a thank you note from Superintendent Duran and a reminder to update your student’s information.

Dr. Duran with students

Superintendent Duran has completed his fall listening tour, and now we move into Phase 2 of his entry plan. This includes analyzing the feedback from the community meetings, focus groups, and other feedback loops and identifying themes and next steps.

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.

Highline

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17,713

STUDENTS

17,713

STUDENTS

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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LANGUAGES SPOKEN

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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1,172

CLASSROOM TEACHERS

1,172

CLASSROOM TEACHERS

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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SCHOOLS

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schools

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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21 POINTS

RISING GRADUATION RATE

21 POINT RISE

IN GRADUATION RATE

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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