• You're Invited to a Boundary Community Meeting

    You are invited to a Community Meeting about school boundaries on Tuesday, April 3, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hazel Valley Elementary School cafeteria.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • School Boundaries Ready for Review: Give Feedback

    You are invited to a kick-off Community Meeting about school boundaries on Wednesday, March 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Highline High School cafeteria. The community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee is sharing their proposed, districtwide boundary plan. They want your feedback.

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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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  • Ready or Not… Here Comes Kindergarten!

    Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? Kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is now open.

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  • Seahurst Elementary School mission:
    Educating Students for Success in a Changing World.


  • Terry-Holtgraves

    Dear Families and Community Members,

     It is with great pride that I welcome you to the 2017-18 school year at Seahurst Elementary School as your new principal. 

     Whether you are a returning family or new to our community it’s important you know this is your community school.  We are rich in diversity and culture.  What makes us unique in culture and language makes us stronger.  We are a united community who values every family’s unique heritage and perspectives.

     I am personally committed to ensuring each and every student, family, and community member experiences Seahurst as a safe and welcoming environment.  Seahurst staff are committed to equity and success for all of our students.

     We do not take lightly our responsibility to ensure that our school is continually improving and striving to meet the needs of every learner.  To that end, you will notice our work this year and for the following two years will be on researching and applying best practices on: 

    • Providing a rich, relevant, varied, and rigorous curriculum for academic and social-emotional growth.
    • Continually building our knowledge on culturally responsive practices and providing equitable, results-based improvements in student learning.
    • Developing systems of support that include the full range of students’ needs including students who benefit from an Individualized Education Plan, those who are working to become bilingual, those considered highly capable who need opportunities to extend their learning, and also including social-emotional-behavioral supports as well.
    • Partnering with families and the community to establish the most effective ways to support our students’ education.

     An additional area of attention will be on supporting students to achieve excellent attendance.  Research show even as few as two absences per month, which totals 20 absences per year, is correlated with students getting behind and not completing high school.  We want to do our part to develop the mindset early on, that High School graduation is expected and valued for every student.  Please join us in these efforts by ensuring your child attends school every day unless they are seriously ill.

     I want to hear your thoughts on what we are doing well and how we can improve.  To that end, there will be monthly communication letters from me available on the website as well as monthly opportunities for you to meet with me at school for two-way communication.  Be watching for the monthly Principal Letters on the website for dates and times. 

     It is a privilege to be serving you and our children.  Thank you for your partnership and support of our school.

     Respectfully Yours,

    Terry Holtgraves


    Watch here for the Spanish version of the newsletter - coming soon!

About Us

  • 14603 14th Avenue SW
    Burien, WA  98166
    Assistant Principal

    Office Manager
    Jayne Smith

    School Hours
    8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

    Early Release Days
    8:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

    Office Hours
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Spanish Available
    8:10-8:40, 11:40-12:30, 1:00-1:30 & 3:10-3:40


  • 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