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

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

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Online Enrollment Now Open

Get ready for kindergarten! Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? Spread the word... now is the time to register for kindergarten. 

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The application window for secondary schools of choice is January 1 to January 31, 2020. Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit. 

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Communication Preferences 

We use email, robo call and text messages to share timely and important information to our families. Want phone calls for some messages, but only email or text messages for others? You can manage your communication preferences online.

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Be Prepared for Inclement Weather

During the winter months, the weather may force a change in the normal school schedule. We want you to be prepared and know where to get information.

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Nominate a Gold Star 

Do you know a Highline employee who has made a significant impact on our students and schools? The Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Award nomination process is now open.


Dig for Data 

You are invited to dig deep into data and track our progress using an interactive annual report. The report shows progress toward the five bold goals outlined in our strategic plan.

Track our progress

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Have You Downloaded Our Mobile App? 

We launched a new mobile app and online family portal in October. You can message teachers, check grades and attendance and stay ahead. 

Learn about the new app 

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Our Community Leads the Way

Members of the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee are meeting again this year to plan for future school bonds. Learn how our community leads the way in prioritizing schools for construction bonds.

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Upcoming Events

Latest News

Weather snow

From time to time during the winter months, the weather may force a change in the normal school schedule. We want you to be prepared and know where to get information.

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The application window for secondary schools of choice is now open. It will close January 31, 2020. Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit.

Excel Grant Awardees at Hilltop Elementary

This year the Highline Schools Foundation awarded close to $124,000 in Excel and Impact grants. Foundation members spent the last two months on Prize Patrol, visiting staff meetings to surprise staff with oversized checks.

8 Tips to Keep Kids Learning Over Break

Winter break is an opportunity to have a well-deserved break from school and work. But it doesn’t have to be a break from learning. Learning at home can be fun and easyand a good change of pace from the classroom. Here are eight simple ideas you can do together or encourage your child to do over break.

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Winners

Seniors, now is the time to apply for a Highline Schools Foundation scholarship. The Foundation is offering more than $200,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarships can be used at colleges, universities and trade schools as long as students are enrolled full-time.

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

More Fast Facts



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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. Cambodian

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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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Mount Rainier Students at graduation.



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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