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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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Tech Levy on Nov. Ballot

In November, Highline voters will be asked to approve a two-year, $32.5-million technology levy. If approved, the levy will provide the tools students need to prepare for today's careers and address the urgent need to support distance learning during the pandemic.

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Return to Learn

We are planning for students to return to school in Fall 2020, but school will have to be different to keep students, staff and families safe during the pandemic. 

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HHS senior celebrates graduation.

Celebrating the Class of 2020

It was not the graduation celebration the Class of 2020 always thought it would have. But even without the typical pomp and circumstance, the heart of the celebration remained.

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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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Student picks up grab and go meals at Glacier Middle School.

Free Summer Meals 

Grab-n-go meals will continue to be free to all students over summer break. 

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Highline Public Schools School Board

School Board Statement

The Highline Public Schools School Board of Directors made a joint statement in response to tragic death of George Floyd.

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Enroll Online for 2020-21 School Year

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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Latest News

Student receives Chromebook in drive-thru device distribution.

All students need access to technology to learn and be prepared for today’s careers. On July 8, school board members voted to place a two-year $32.5-million technology levy on the November 3 ballot. The levy will not increase taxes beyond the current rate.

tennis, soccer, golf basketball, baseball

We want to share an update with you about fall athletic programming. This week, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced a delay in the start of the high school fall athletic season.

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We are developing a draft plan for returning to school this fall.You are invited to take this survey about the plan and to share your thoughts and questions in this Thoughtexchange format.

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In order to provide technology to our incoming kindergarten students for participation in virtual Jump Start experiences, it is necessary to collect information about students’ access to technology and internet connectivity.

HHS senior celebrates graduation.

It was not the graduation celebration the Class of 2020 always thought it would have. There was no big stage to walk across, no bleachers packed with cheering family and friends, no hugs or high-fives shared between graduates. 

But even without the typical pomp and circumstance, the heart of the celebration remained. Graduates stood tall with confidence as they received their diplomas. Families cheered from their cars, waving signs, honking horns and crying with excitement. Teachers and staff burst with pride as they waved goodbye to graduates one final time.

Student picks up grab and go meals at Glacier Middle School.

Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 22. Grab-n-go meals will continue to be free to all students. Meals will only be offered on Mondays and Thursdays during summer break.  We will offer multiple days worth of meals on pick-up days. 

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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95

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

Mount Rainier Students at graduation.

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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