The school office will be staffed June 19 - June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will be closed July 1 - Aug 8. The office will be open August 9-11 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The office will be open regular hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., beginning August 14.

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    August 21-25, 9:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. daily. Jump Start is a pre-kindergarten, transitional program conducted in August for children preparing to enter kindergarten in September. There is no charge and it is open to all incoming students. The focus is on familiarizing your child with the school environment and assessing to make good placements with a teacher.

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    TENTATIVE: Tuesday, September 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Parents and students are invited to come to North Hill to meet their new teacher and bring their school supplies to their classroom.

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    School begins on Wednesday, September 6, at 9:05 AM for grades 1-6. Kindergarten students' first day of school will be Monday, September 11. The school supply lists for all grades can be located on this web page. Have a great summer and we will see you soon!

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  • 2017-18 School Supply List

    Please view the attached School Supply List for 2017-18

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  • Kindergarten Enrollment is Now Open

    Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? If so, now's the time to register for kindergarten. The first 500 families to register will receive two free tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo and a new book!

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  • Free Summer Meals Available for All Children

    All children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools student to participate.

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    Monthly Newsletters

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  • Kimberly Gilmore Selected as New North Hill Principal

    We are pleased to announce that Kimberly Gilmore has been selected as the new principal for North Hill Elementary School starting July 1.

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  • Before & After School Care Information

    Des Moines Park and Recreation offers a before and after school care program at North Hill for all students. Please call the Parks and Recreation office for more information at (206) 870-6527.

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Opening Minds. Changing Lives.


North Hill is a K-6 elementary school located in Des Moines, Washington. Our school programs include four full-day kindergartens, two Integrated Learning Centers (ILC), and 21 regular education classrooms, 1st-6th grade.

We are pleased to welcome Kimberly Gilmore as the new principal of North Hill Elementary School.  Ms. Gilmore is a graduate of Central Washington University and earned her master’s degree in education administration at Western Washington University. Ms. Gilmore has over nine years of experience as a school administrator and comes to Highline from the Everett School District where she is currently the principal at Madison Elementary School. 

She began her teaching career in Highline before moving to Edmonds, where she taught sixth grade.
Also joining our North Hill team this year, as Assistant Principal, is May Ovalles.  Ms. Ovalles has most recently been a part of the Secondary Success team for Highline School District. 
Please check back in August for a message from Ms. Gilmore. 

About Us

19835 8th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98148
Nancy Melius
Office Manager
School Hours
9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Early Release Days
9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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