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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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Take the Family Engagement Survey Today!

We value your feedback and want to hear about your experiences with your students’ school(s). Your feedback helps us improve our schools and better support you and our students. 

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Budget Work Session & Public Hearing

Get details about the 2024-25 district budget at a public meeting with the Highline School Board on Wednesday, June 5.

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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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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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Directors Hagos and Petrini to Host Meeting 

School Board Directors Azeb Hagos and Melissa Petrini will host a community conversation for families and students across Highline to talk about and learn more about student learning. 

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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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Director Tidholm to Host Community Event

School Board Director Stephanie Tidholm is hosting an event for families and students in the White Center community to talk about and address safety in the community. 

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Culinary Arts & Sciences at PSSC

The classrooms at Puget Sound Skills Center are not your typical high school classrooms. Students split their day between their home high schools and the skills center.

See how our students are gaining the expertise to explore their culinary passions.

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Hands on Training at Puget Sound Skills Center

At PSSC, high school juniors and seniors prepare for future careers through 19 specialized programs,. Here’s a look at one of PSSC’s most popular programs, Dental Assisting.

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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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Take our first annual family engagement survey to share your experiences! Your feedback helps us improve and support our schools and students. The survey takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete and is due by June 9. Participation is voluntary and confidential.

2024 Scholar Athletes

The annual Scholar-Athlete, Coach, and Community Recognition Event celebrated 16 graduating students who excelled in multi-sport athletics, academics, and community service. Meet our 2024 Scholar-Athletes!

Highline Headlines - May 24

This week's Highline Headlines includes information about our family engagement survey, upcoming community events, graduation reminders, a school schedule reminder and more. 

Highline Headlines - May 17

This week's Highline Headlines include information about upcoming community events, senior last day, no school reminder and more. 

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We have seen an increase in threats to school safety posted on social media platforms or in text messages. We treat threats on digital media—and all threats—seriously. All threats are reported to Safety & Security and law enforcement and are investigated. Students may not be aware that posting a threat on social media, text, or any digital media is a crime that can carry serious legal consequences.

Board Directors Azeb Hagos and Melissa Petrini

School Board Directors Azeb Hagos and Melissa Petrini will host a community conversation on Tuesday, June 4 for families and students across Highline to talk about and learn more about student learning. 

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
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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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