• Cedarhurst Night at the Library 3/29

    Join us for an evening celebrating reading at the Burien Library!

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  • Review Draft Boundary Plan & Maps

    A group of Highline community members shared their proposed districtwide boundary plan at a community meeting on Wednesday. The draft maps, background information and online feedback tool are now online.

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  • New Website In the Works

    We are in the process of redesigning our website. Our new site will be easier to navigate, accessible to users with disabilities and will require less staff time to create and manage content. We now need your feedback to figure out what you need and expect from the new Highline website.

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  • Community Meetings on School Safety

    In response to recent incidents of school violence, four districtwide community conversations around school safety will be held. Starting March 22, community meetings will be held at Evergreen, Highline, Tyee and Mount Rainier high schools.

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  • Benefits of the Smarter Balanced Assessment

    The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) begins in April. It is designed to measure students’ progress in English and math toward being ready for success after high school.

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  • Attn: Fourth and Fifth Grade Families

    Sixth grade is moving to middle school in fall 2019. You are invited to a family meeting to get information about the transition and ask questions. Learn about extra-curricular and academic opportunities. Get ready to make the most out of three years of continuity in middle school.

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  • Cedarhurst Elementary School's mission is to create a safe and caring environment for self-confident, independent learners succeeding academically and socially.


  • Bobbi Giammona

    Dear Cedarhurst Families and Community,

    It is with heartfelt enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! Cedarhurst is a truly special school community filled with the most incredible students, families and staff.

    This year marks the beginning of my 10th year serving as your principal and I cannot tell you how blessed I am to say that. I have served in Highline Schools for the past 12 years. I came here in 2005 as the Math Coach at Parkside and Midway. I have lived in the community for 15 years and am very honored to say that my oldest child just graduated from Highline Schools in 2017! My youngest child still attends middle school in Highline. To live in the community that I also serve is something I take a great deal of pride in - #WeAreHighline!

    Over the past 9 years, I have gotten to know your children and you and I am proud to have a relationship with each of you. I have had the honor to work with several groups of children from the time they started in Kindergarten until they completed their elementary journey in 6th grade. The students for whom I was principal to in my first couple of years are now graduating from high school! When I see them walking our halls in their caps and gowns for our annual Senior Parade, I feel so deeply proud of each of these children! #GraduateHighline!

    Our school and district vision is to know each child by their name, their strengths and their needs so that they will graduate ready for college, career and citizenship. This is more than a vision, it is our promise to you and your child. Each of the staff members at Cedarhurst believes in this promise and will work tirelessly to fulfill it for each child.

    In order to achieve this, we will…
    • Build and nurture strong relationships and partnerships with children and their families so that we can work together to help them grow and learn.
    • Work together as teachers to plan powerful, engaging and effective instruction that builds on your child’s strengths and helps them to meet the Common Core State Standards for their grade level. 
    • Know and use your child’s strengths to help them develop their areas of growth.
    • Utilize our technology to personalize learning with interactive, online reading and math programs. (You can use these at home too!)
    • Work together to ensure that children see their cultures honored and represented in their school experience.
    • Strengthen how we provide instruction to students who are learning English and also speak another language.
    • Support active parent engagement since you are your child’s first teacher. Here are some ways to get involved:
      • We have two parent groups that will meet throughout the year: The PTA and Hablemos. Be on the lookout for meeting information. 
      • Family Nights – We will host several nights throughout the year where you can see your child in action and learn with them. We will have math nights where you can play math games, reading nights where you can read with your child, writing nights where you will read work that your child has written. 
      • We know that our families have many strengths and talents and we want you to share these with our students and staff as a way to connect and support all of our students.
    • Family Communication - Please be on the lookout for monthly newsletters from your child’s teacher or grade level team. We will send home monthly school newsletters. 
    I look forward to seeing each one of you at our 2017 Meet and Greet on August 30 from 4:00-5:30. It is such a treat to see the smiling faces filled with excitement and anticipation for the new school year as they come through the doors to find out who their teacher will be for this year.

    We are eager to be partners with you in this work. I invite you to reach out to me with your ideas, thoughts or questions anytime. We look forward to an amazing year!

    Respectfully yours,

    Bobbi Giammona

About Us

  • 611 South 132nd Street
    Burien, WA 98168
    Office Manager
    Marta Hood
    School Hours
    8:40 am - 3:10 pm

    Early Release Days
    8:40 am - 1:40 pm

    Preschool Hours
    Morning 8:40 am - 11:10 am
    Afternoon 12:40 pm - 3:10 pm
    Office Hours
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm 



  • Celebrating Our Dedicated Support Staff

    We are honoring the often unsung heroes of our schools, our classified employees—support staff who serve lunches, drive buses, clean schools and support our students in so many ways. We are grateful for their dedication and outstanding work on behalf of our students.

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  • New Website Coming Summer 2018

    We are in the process of redesigning our website. Our new site will be easier to navigate, accessible to users with disabilities and will require less staff time to create and manage content. We now need your feedback to figure out what you need and expect from the new Highline website.

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  • 5 Bold Goals for 2018-2023

    What if the entire community rallied around our promise to know every student by name, strength and need and our goal for every student to graduate prepared for the future they choose? Our updated strategic plan points the way.

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  • Highline Levy Passing

    It appears our levy measure will pass, with early results showing more than 58% voting in favor of renewal. “I am grateful to voters for their support of our students and schools. Local funding for our schools is critical,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield.

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  • We're Listening: Social-Emotional Learning

    It's time to share what we heard in a recent online community conversation about social and emotional learning in Highline. Two themes emerged from the online conversation.

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Important Dates

Planning & Construction

  • Keeping Our Promise