Kindergarten Fall 2017



White Center Heights Elementary prepares thoughtful scholars for a global community.
White Center Heights is a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 school in the White Center area of West Seattle. We have students and parents from 41 different countries. Eighty percent of our students speak at least one other language in addition to English. We are dual language school offering a Spanish and Vietnamese dual language program in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Each year we will roll the program up through the school and into middle school.

We do many things to help our families. We provide free breakfast for all students and a free and reduced price lunch program that serves around 85% of our students. We have a family support program to help families in need. We hold many different family events with the community.

Our school focuses on academic achievement, social skills development, and positive behavior. Our vision is to prepare all of our students to be successful at middle school and beyond on their path to career and college. To do this, we work with our families and the White Center community to provide support to our students.

White Center Heights Elementary School has a staff that is dedicated to the students and their families.


Anne Reece Hello White Center Heights Families and Community Members,

I in my fifth year as principal of White Center Heights in 2016-17. I am committed to working with families, teachers, and our community partners to support our students to achieve great things!

I have worked in public education for a long time. Before coming to White Center Heights I was the Assistant Principal at Madrona Elementary in Sea Tac. I was a classroom teacher and literacy coach in Bellevue and Seattle. I have been an instructor at the University of Washington in the Teacher Education program. Early in my career I was a classroom teacher, district consultant, and school principal in Australia.

My vision for WCH Elementary students is that when they leave us they are ready for middle school and beyond. This means they will be:

  • Academically successful and confident and capable with the Common Core State Standards; 
  • Self-disciplined to work independently, remain focused on their learning, and make good choices; 
  • Proud of their heritage and understand and respect the heritage of others in the community; and,
  • Able to communicate and build strong relationships with adults and other children.

We have amazing teachers and staff at WCH. They work hard every day to ensure our children learn. But we need help and support from our families and community members. We need to work together – teachers and families and administration and community members - working with our students to ensure they are successful and confident people.

At WCH Elementary we will be focusing on the district goals for all students to meet the new Common Core State Standards and to reach zero out-of-school suspensions.

In 2016-17 we will:
  • Improve our implementation of standards-based teaching and assessment to ensure all students master the Common Core and other State Standards;
  • Use rubrics to assess student learning and teach students how to self-assess and become teachers in their learning;
  • Refine the way we use readers, writers, and math workshop to build student independence and to differentiate instruction to ensure students meet standards;
  • Expand our use of computer based instruction to ensure personalized learning for all students during our workshop rotation choices for workshops;  
  • Monitor student learning and the effectiveness of our practices for White Center Heights students;
  • Use the RULER and Collaborative Problem Solving to build on our PBIS (positive discipline) work to decrease the number of office referrals by 30-50%. and work towards zero suspensions, and;
  • Improve student attendance by increasing our average daily attendance to 95% and advance the school goal of no more than one absence per month for each student.

I look forward to working with you all to ensure our students find success in 2016-17.

Dr. Anne Reece


About Us

10015 6th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Anne Reece
Assistant Principal
Office Manager
Brenda Sutherland
School Hours
9:05 AM - 3:40 PM - Students can not be on campus before 8:45AM.

Early Release Fridays
9:05 AM - 2:10 PM

Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM



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