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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Cost Information

Proposition 1--the Highline Public Schools Bond--will raise $518,397,000 to rebuild three schools and fund critical improvements across Highline. This bond will not raise taxes for most homeowners due to expiring school funding measures. As property values rise, the tax rate declines to generate the amount approved by voters.

Highline's community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee developed this bond proposal with the goal of keeping tax rates stable for property owners. 

Tax Rate

Tax rates for school funding measures fluctuate as property values change. The school district asks voters to approve a dollar amount; if property values increase, the tax rate decreases to generate the amount approved by voters. 

Local Highline Public Schools Tax Rates

Year  Local School Tax Rate per $1000 assessed value
2021  $4.51
2022  $4.40
2023  $3.86 (estimated, including 2022 bond if passed)


Proposition 1 would account for $0.66 of the estimated $3.86 local school tax rate in 2023, if approved. 

Property Value Example

The median sales price in Highline for July 2022 was reported to be $600,000. 

For a $600,000 home, the cost of Proposition 1 (x .66 per $1000 value) would be $396 in annual property taxes.  

Last updated 15 September, 2022.

Ask Questions

For questions about Prop. 1, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Email Rosie Eades, communications specialist, or call 206-631-3094.