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

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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


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New Start Dates for Hybrid

Highline Public Schools and Highline Education Associate have agreed on tentative start dates for hybrid learning. The plan would start in-person learning on March 11.

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Safety First

While the transition to hybrid in-person learning will start with our youngest learners, we want everyone to be prepared when it's their turn to go back to school. We've compiled a list of resources as you prepare. 

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Meal Kits

Weekly Meal Kits 

Starting March 1, our meal distribution will change. Families can choose to pick-up pre-ordered meal kits on Mondays or Wednesdays. We will no longer provide daily meals. We have meals available for ALL children--meals are FREE to any Highline student and all youth 18 years and younger.

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COVID Dashboard

We are committed to provide transparent, accurate and timely information. This COVID dashboard shows the reports of positive COVID-19 cases among staff and students on campus and in our hybrid learning model. 

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Health and Safety in Hybrid

The safety of our staff and our students is our priority. We will minimize the risk of transmitting the virus at school by following all public health guidance. Check out our health, safety and cleaning protocols on our website. 

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24/7 Free Tutoring for Students

To provide additional support to our students, we are offering unlimited, live tutoring for middle and high school students in all academic subjects--24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are partnering with a company called PAPER to provide this service. 

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Highline Virtual Academy

The Highline Virtual Academy is launching this fall for students in 6th through 12th grade. Learn more and submit an interest form. 

Virtual Academy 

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Request a Change in Assignment

Families attending schools in-person or remotely may request a change in assignment. Decisions for changes in assignment will be based on certain criteria and capacity.
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Enrollment for the 2021-22 School Year is Open!

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old on or before August 31? Help us spread the word: families can enroll their incoming kindergarten student now for the 2021-22 school year. 

Maritime High School

Maritime High School is a new small high school opening in September 2021 with its first 9th-grade class. Maritime is a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools, Northwest Maritime Center, Port of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, with many community and industry partners engaged to support our students.

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Latest News


We continue to monitor COVID activity data published by Public Health - Seattle & King County. As of the time of this posting, King County continues to experience a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. 

A message from Superintendent Susan Enfield

Superintendent Enfield's message to families on Wednesday touched a nerve that taps into the frustration and anger many of us a feeling right now. Dr. Enfield has a few words about that, and she also shares some good news about vaccination for Highline staff

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You are invited to a series of learning circles offered in partnership with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. During the series, participants will learn about the Muckleshoot people, their history, culture and language. 

New Report on Safer Return to In-person School

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) have released a new report exploring how to minimize COVID-19 in schools and mitigate its spread in schools and the community.

Among the key findings, adhering to safety measures can limit transmission and the size of outbreaks in schools.


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And the nominees are... the Highline Schools Foundation unveiled the 2021 Gold Star Award nominees. This year's list of impressive nominees includes well-deserving teachers, staff, administrators and volunteers. Congratulations to all.

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Please read this family message from Superintendent Susan Enfield about in-person hybrid learning. 

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A lottery was held on March 1 to select students for our secondary schools that require an application or a program transfer. This includes CHOICE Academy, Big Picture Schools, Highline Virtual Academy, Maritime High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program offered at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS).

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.


at a Glance

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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 4 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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