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

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Stories from the Class of 2022

The graduating class of 2022 is full of changemakers. They demonstrate a deep commitment to their communities. With big goals and the determination to make a positive impact, we wholeheartedly believe they will change the world for the better. 

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Graduation Live Stream Recordings

We celebrated our graduates in-person this year! Find graduation live stream recordings.

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Free Summer Meals For All Kids

Stop by one of 11 locations for a free, ready-to-eat meal on weekdays. Free summer meals are available June 22 to July 28.  Anyone 18 years old and younger can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks. No registration required.

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Summer College Visits

We are hosting college campus visits for rising seniors on Wednesdays from July 13 to August 3. College visits are free. Sign up and permission slip required at least one day prior. Space is limited.

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Superintendent Susan Enfield

A Final Message from Superintendent Susan Enfield

In her final video message to the Highline community, Superintendent Susan Enfield shares her gratitude for students, staff, families and community. Dr. Enfield will leave Highline at the end of June after serving as superintendent for the past decade. 

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Committee Recommends Evergreen/Tyee/Pacific Bond to Board

Two community members and a high school student, all from Highline’s volunteer Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), recommended the next school bond at the school board meeting this week.

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Sneak Peek into the 2022-23 School Calendar

Time to start planning! Here is a look at the tentative 2022-23 school calendar.

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My Highline Story: Educators Share Their Teaching Journey

We are sharing the stories of three Highline teachers. We asked what inspired them to become educators and what keeps them motivated. While each story is unique, they all share a deep commitment to student success. 

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Federal COVID-Relief Dollars

You may have heard the federal government is giving millions of dollars to schools to address COVID-related expenses. These are one-time funds to help schools maintain operations through the challenges of the pandemic. Here is a look at some of the ways we are investing COVID-relief funds in Highline.

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School Board Approves New Superintendent's Contract

At its Wednesday night meeting, the Highline School Board approved the contract for Dr. Ivan Duran as Highline's next superintendent. Dr. Duran will take the helm on July 1.

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Do You Know a Child Who will be 5 Years Old by August 31? 

It's time to enroll in kindergarten! You can enroll online. 

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Highline Virtual Elementary Applications Are Open

Students can apply for enrollment through a waitlist if space is available. We are currently evaluating applications on a weekly basis. 

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Upcoming Events

Latest News

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We are hosting college campus visits for rising seniors on Wednesdays from July 13 to August 3. 

Becca Chen CFO

Becca Chen has been selected as Highline’s new chief financial officer, starting July 1.

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We stand with the members of our LGBTQ community during this time of increased intolerance and hate.

Photos of eight seniors from the class of 2022.

The graduating class of 2022 is full of changemakers. They demonstrate a deep commitment to their communities. With big goals and the determination to make a positive impact, we wholeheartedly believe they will change the world for the better. 

Here are the stories of eight graduates who are examples of the outstanding young leaders graduating from Highline ready to choose their future. 

Highline Headlines - June 13

View the last Highline Headlines of the year with information about 2022-23 school options, the tentative 2022-23 calendar, Summer Your ORCA pass, changes in immunization recordkeeping and news during the summer break.

2022 Retirees

On Wednesday evening, we honored our retiring staff and those who have served our students for 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. We are so grateful for the people who have dedicated themselves to our Highline children and families. Thank you to all staff who continue to serve, and best wishes to our retirees in their next chapter. 

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

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17,713

STUDENTS

17,713

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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1,172

CLASSROOM TEACHERS

1,172

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 6 choice schools or multiple alternative education options. 

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21 POINTS

RISING GRADUATION RATE

21 POINT RISE

IN GRADUATION RATE

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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