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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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Graduation Rate Continues Climb

Our grad rate increased for the seventh straight year to 83.8%. The greatest increase came for Black/African American students, who graduated at the highest rate ever in Highline, at 88.7 percent. That is an increase of 12 percentage points over the previous year. 
 
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Give Input on Language Arts Materials 

Highline Public Schools plans to adopt new materials for language arts--and we want your input! Your voice is important as we select new Language Arts instructional materials for kindergarten through 12th grade. 

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3 Beverly Park Elementary students share what their home space for online learning looks like, and their devices from school.

Tech Levy Wins!

We are thrilled that voters approved Prop. 1, the Highline technology levy, at a rate of 73.6%! Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff and schools. 
 
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ReadyK! Enrolling Now

This February we will host ReadyK!, a transitional kindergarten program for children who have not had access to a high-quality early learning experience.

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What Happens When School Buildings are Closed?

Highline keeps learning! Our classrooms may be empty, but Highline teachers and staff are working harder than ever. Our students are connected and learning from home. In spite of all the challenges the coronavirus has thrown our way, we are determined to keep on teaching and learning. 

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Equity: Our Foundation 

Think we mean equality when we say equity? Here’s what we mean and why it matters. 

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Free Meals 

School meals are a convenient and healthy option for all families during distance learning. 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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Black Lives Matter

Becoming an Anti-racist Community

Read Superintendent Susan Enfield's message to students, families and staff about the need to become an anti-racist community

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Upcoming Events

Latest News

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Here are the anticipated June 2021 graduation dates. Please be mindful that these are the dates currently scheduled for in-person graduations. If this is not possible, dates and times may need to be adjusted.

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What is your ideal version of an online school? Come shape the vision of the Highline Virtual Academy. 

We are hosting three opportunities for students and staff to join focus groups.

COVID-19 Trends

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. 

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Highline Public Schools plans to adopt new materials for language arts--and we want your input! Your voice is important as we select new Language Arts instructional materials for kindergarten through 12th grade. 

National Family Involvement Day

Highline Public Schools is proud to celebrate National Family Involvement Day on November 19. On this day we honor the powerful contributions made by families to support student success.

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Read the Family Update for November 17. See interactive meals delivery map, remember to pre-order meals, share your opinion in our meal survey, plus learn what to expect with grading & report cards.

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This weekend, Governor Inslee issued new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.  While K12 is exempt from these restrictions, we want to honor them to the extent possible while still serving our students.

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Interested in attending Raisbeck Aviation High School next year? Raisbeck Aviation is one of Highline’s schools of choice. Staff and students are hosting two information nights for you to learn if Raisbeck Aviation is right for you. The first info night is tomorrow. 

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

at a Glance

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18,372

STUDENTS

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18,372 

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. Cambodian

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1,073

CLASSROOM TEACHERS

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1,073

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 4 choice schools or multiple alternative education options. 

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19 POINTS

RISING GRADUATION RATE

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19 POINT RISE

IN GRADUATION RATE

Highline's graduation rate has been on a steady rise for the past 5 years. The on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2018 was 81.1%. That's an increase of 19 point rise since 2013.

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