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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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Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Join us in celebrating our graduates! Enjoy photos of the graduations for each school, and inspiring stories about our seniors' achievements and future plans.

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Free Summer Meals

Highline offers free summer meals to every Highline student and all kids and teens 18 years and younger. There are no forms to fill out, and no names are written down. Just stop by any of these locations for a free meal. 

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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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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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Marvista teacher and students in class

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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Board members and alumni tour of Tyee construciton site.

First Tour of New Tyee

School Board members Azeb Hagos, Stephanie Tidholm and Joe Van toured the new Tyee High School construction site with several alumni who volunteer with Friends of Tyee. See what they saw!

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Photo of Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Meeting

Help Plan for Future School Bonds

Calling all Highline community members! You are invited to submit your name to the lottery for open seats on the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). Find out more!

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graduating seniors 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Check out our graduation photos for each school, and inspiring stories about our seniors' achievements and future plans.

FREE  Summer Meals

Highline is offering free summer meals to every Highline student and all kids and teens 18 years and younger.

Photo of Evergreen construction project

Many work items were completed in May before and after the May 23 vandalism to the ductwork of the new Evergreen High School classroom building, and the resulting cleanup work. 

Board & Alumni Tour New Tyee Construction Site

School Board members Azeb Hagos, Stephanie Tidholm and Joe Van toured the new Tyee High School construction site with several alumni who volunteer with Friends of Tyee. See what they saw!

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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.

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

at a Glance

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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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