At Madrona, We . . .
    Expect and ACHIEVE Academic Excellence
    INSPIRE Learning
    GROW Continuously


    “We believe, in inspiring students, promoting compassion and building positive relationships."

    "Creemos en inspirar a los estudiantes, promover compasión y construir relaciones positivas con los demás."


  • Dear Madrona Community,

    Kellie Hernandez It is with great anticipation that I begin my second year as Principal of Madrona! The 2016-2017 school year was spent learning and getting to know the Madrona community. As we begin the 2017-2018 school year, we will be joined by our new Assistant Principal, Jessica Ma. Mrs. Ma comes to us with strong literacy, technology and English Language Learning skills. We are thrilled to have her join our team!

    At Madrona we have three guidelines that we focus on to provide a safe learning environment for each student. The personal standards we emphasize are 1) Show Respect 2) Make Good Decisions and 3) Solve Problems. We will teach these standards alongside RULER which is an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning. RULER is an acronym that stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions. We are very excited to extend this learning to families as well!

    In addition to our emphasis on social and emotional learning, we have developed goals in the area of academic success for all students. We are so lucky to have dedicated, hard-working, and highly skilled professionals at Madrona. Our focus on Mathematics and Literacy center on instruction that targets the Common Core State Standards. Teachers work collaboratively to plan lessons and assessments that align with the standards to help students reach mastery.

    Another area of focus for the 2017-2018 school year is attendance. Academic achievement and attendance are directly related to each other. Having students at school each and every day is so important! We will have awards throughout the year to celebrate classes with the highest attendance rates!

    Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions, comments, or concerns you might have!

    Kellie Hernandez
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About Us


  • 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