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

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Glacier Grand Opening

Get in on Glacier Middle School's Grand Opening celebration October 24 and tour our new middle school in SeaTac. 

Save the Date

 

Introducing the Gold Pass

Our Highline Gold Pass provides free admission to middle and high school home games and school performances for those age 65+.

Get a Gold Pass

Attendance Matters 

Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year--that's just one day every two weeks. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. 

Attendance Facts and Tips 

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Our New Mobile App is Here! 

To give families what they need to support their children, we launched a new mobile app and online family portal on October 7.

Learn about the new app 

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Dr. Susan Enfield at the 2018 State of Our Schools event.

Superintendent Susan Enfield and the Highline Schools Foundation invite you to the annual State of Our Schools event on Tuesday, October 29. We'll share how we are making progress on our bold goals for students and highlight our partnerships with Southwest Youth & Family Services, Team Read, Rave Foundation and Alaska Airlines.

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The principals of Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific are forming building design committees who will work with the architects during the initial phase of design for their proposed new buildings. Application deadline is Oct. 16.

MRHS Graduation 2019

See our graduation dates for the class of 2020. Due to construction at Highline Memorial Field, graduations will be held at ShoWare Center for Highline, Evergreen and Tyee high schools. 

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Highline Public Schools wants to show appreciation to our senior citizens for their longtime support of our schools. Our Highline Gold Pass provides free admission to middle and high school home games and school performances. To qualify, you must be 65 or older and live within Highline Public Schools boundaries.

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Highline was selected by DonorsChoose.org as one of its first partner school districts. The official partnership between will help ensure funding goals are in sync with district strategy and operations.

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Call all seniors! There’s money for college—let us help you find it.  Join us at a financial aid completion event this fall. We will walk you through the financial aid process and sit down with you to get applications DONE. 

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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