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

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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June is Pride Month 

Pride Month is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of a Culture of Belonging, one of the four big goals in our strategic plan. In Highline, we are committed to ensuring that our LGBTQ+ students feel welcome, valued and safe. 

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Senior Spotlight: Yeiri Lopez

Senior Spotlight: Yeiri Lopez 

Meet Yeiri Lopez, a Tyee High School senior who turned her multilingual talents into stepping stones and excelled academically to earn the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy. Yeiri's journey to master English showcases her hard work and the support of her teachers and peers.  

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Music to Our Ears

At Evergreen High School, students are connecting deeply with their culture and school through music. New this year are Mariachi classes at Cascade Middle School and Evergreen and Highline high schools. Experience the vibrant sounds, feel the rhythm and see the impact.

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Inspiring Hearts and Minds

Erin Enquist is this year's Gold Star Award Teacher of the Year recipient. Despite a terminal diagnosis two years ago, Erin's resilience has deepened her dedication to creating a nurturing environment where every student feels valued.

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Teacher Kristen O'Connor speaking with student about their work

Creating a Sense of Belonging 

Special education teacher Kristen O'Connor, recipient of the Gold Star Award for Rookie Teacher of the Year, exemplifies inclusive education at Gregory Heights Elementary.

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Highline High School graduates 2023

2024 Graduation Schedule

Join us in celebrating our graduates! This year's ceremonies will take place at the ShoWare Center and the Highline Performing Arts Center. Visit our graduation page for specific dates and locations.

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2024-25 School Calendar

Here is a look at the tentative 2024-25 school calendar. This calendar is pending approval by our Highline Education Association (teachers union) members and the Highline Board of Directors.

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Calling All Future Kindergarten Students 

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 31, it's time to think about kindergarten. The 2024-25 school year is just around the corner, and believe it or not, now is the time to enroll.  

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Keep on learning! With interactive games, online libraries and engaging platforms, students can continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout the summer months. Learn how to access our digital tools for students and resources for parents.

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Seniors, there's still time to secure funding for college or training! Apply for financial aid through FAFSA or WASFA as soon as possible. The WA Grant is guaranteed for eligible students in Washington. Need help? Join us for assistance from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at various locations in July. Contact your College & Career Access Specialist for support.


 

Yeiri Lopez, in class at Tyee High School

Meet Yeiri Lopez, a Tyee High School senior who turned her multilingual talents into stepping stones and excelled academically to earn the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy. Yeiri's journey to master English showcases her hard work and the support of her teachers and peers.  

mariachi at evergreen

At Evergreen High School, students are connecting deeply with their culture and school through music. New this year are Mariachi classes at Cascade Middle School and Evergreen and Highline high schools. Experience the vibrant sounds, feel the rhythm and see the impact.

Highline Headlines - June 7

This week's Highline Headlines includes information about our family engagement survey, registration for next year's sports and more. 

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Pride Month is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of a Culture of Belonging, one of the four big goals in our strategic plan. In Highline, we are committed to ensuring that our LGBTQ+ students feel welcome, valued and safe. 

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

Culture of Belonging
culture of belonging

A culture where all are welcome, valued, and safe.

Innovative Learning
Innovative Learning

Academic experiences that engage, empower, and challenge every student.

Bilingual & Biliterate
Bilingual & Biliterate

Multicultural skills that enable students to live, work, and communicate across cultures.

Future Ready
Future Ready

Students explore possibilities and develop mindsets that prepare them for a changing future.

Highline

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17,290

STUDENTS

17,290

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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1,193

CLASSROOM TEACHERS

1,193

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 7 choice schools or multiple alternative education options. 

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22.5 POINTS

RISING GRADUATION RATE

22.5 POINT RISE

IN GRADUATION RATE

Highline's graduation rate has been on a steady rise for the past decade. The on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2023 was 84.8%. That's an increase of 22.5 point rise since 2013.

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