• Ask-the-Architect Community Meeting

    Get a look at the latest design work for the new Highline High School, and talk to the architects and project staff at a community meeting on October 19. All are welcome.

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  • Join the Conversation

    We are launching an online conversation to get your input on how to support the social and emotional well-being of students. Your ideas will be used as we renew our strategic plan, which will guide our work in schools for the next five years.

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  • Access the Student and Family Handbook

    Here are the links to our 2017-18 Gregory Heights Elementary School Student and Family Handbooks in English and Spanish.

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  • Read Our School Performance Report

    The 2015-16 School Performance Report for Gregory Heights Elementary is now available on our website. We invite you to read about the progress our students are making, learn about plans we are implementing this year, and find out how to become more involved in our school and the education of your student.

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  • Our mission is to challenge students to grow to the best of their academic potential and to become self-sufficient and socially responsible citizens.

    Gregory Heights is in partnership with our community for the education of children.


  • Greetings!

    It is my pleasure to serve as the principal at Gregory Heights and get to know our students and families. Many families have been part of this school for three or four generations. This is a friendly and welcoming community! Our students are rich in diversity with many students from countries around the world. At Gregory Heights, we work to build relationships with each child and their family, so that we know and understand every student by their name, strength, and need.

    We ensure our students’ success through:

    Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction
    Our teachers work together in grade level and cross grade teams to align learning to the Washington State Learning Standards and ensure there is equitable access and continuous improvement for every student. We have high expectations for all kids and support their learning through a variety of curriculum, content, and personalized online resources like:
      • Lexia Reading
      • Think Through Math
      • ST Math
      • NewsELA
      • Discovery Learning
    Developing a culturally responsive organization
    Each child has a rich cultural and family heritage. We view this diversity as a strength and an asset. We strive to create a culture of learning that builds on individual student interests, strengths, and learning needs. In the 2017-18 school year, we will be working to build a continuum of learning groupings called a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). We will review academic, and behavior, and attendance data about our children frequently so we can tailor their learning, help them reach the grade level expectations or challenge and enrich their learning if they have already the grade level expectation.
    Helping each child Recognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate (RULER) their individual feelings and emotions is also important. The RULER model for social-emotional learning includes a class charter, mood meter, meta-moment and blueprint. Be sure to join us at any or all of the three evening family events in the 2017-18 school year that will introduce these processes to families to use as tools at home as well as at school.

    Strong Partnerships with families and the community

    We have a very active Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) who sponsors many wonderful opportunities for our children. Thanks to our PTSA, over sixty-two thousand dollars was raised to install new equipment of our playground in July 2017. A school fall carnival, art docents in all classrooms, a family winter dance, Field Day, and Field Trips, are also sponsored by our PTSA along with after school clubs and programs like:
      • Girls on the Run
      • LEGO/Robotics after school club
      • Art after school club
      • School of Rock (jazz ensemble)
      • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

    We have many strong partnerships with community organizations:
      • Arts Corps partnership
      • Discovery Learning
      • WISE Consortium (Science partnership with Museum of Flight)
      • The Seattle Opera (who helped our second graders create and perform their own operas this past school year)
    Results Focused Professional Learning for our staff helps fine tune their teaching strategies to results in strong and relational student learning

    Gregory Heights is one of four Highline elementary schools engaged in the Digital Leadership Corp. Through this partnership with Discovery Education, our teachers are learning how to use technology to transform and personalize learning for students.
    Our teachers and classified staff will continue to engage in training through the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) model. PBIS helps us teach our students the behaviors that support learning and good citizenship. We also have incentives for behavior and this year will add incentives for attendance and arriving at school on time.

    We look forward to serving our students and their families!

    Warm Regards,

    Robin Totten, Principal

About Us


  • How Do You Want Your Child to Feel at School?

    We are launching an online conversation to get your input on how to support the social and emotional well-being of students. Your ideas will be used as we renew our strategic plan, which will guide our work in schools for the next five years.

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  • 4 Years, 11 Paths, 1 Big Goal

    Four years, 11 students, countless challenges and one big, bold goal are at the center of a new documentary set in Highline Public Schools. "Eleven Paths" follows 11 Highline students from freshman through senior year of high school. You can view this compelling film and a Q & A panel with the students featured in it online.

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  • Response to DACA from the School Board & Superintendent

    The Highline School Board and Superintendent Susan Enfield are sending a clear and strong message of protection and reassurance to all students and families in the district. Read the letter to families. A similar message was sent to all staff.

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  • 19K+ Reasons To Celebrate the New School Year

    We're back! Classrooms are buzzing with excitement as the 2017-18 school year officially kicks off. Our schools are full of students eager to learn and grow. Our teachers and staff are ready to inspire, motivate and educate!

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  • Back-to-School Checklist: 9 Things to Do Before September 6

    Time to gear up! School starts Wednesday, September 6 for students in grades 1-12 and Monday, September 11 for kindergarten students. Here are 9 things to do before the first day of school.

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