No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

Highline Public Schools has been identified as a district in “improvement” status under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This is because students in some sub-groups identified by NCLB did not meet standard on the MSP/HSPE (Measures of Proficiency/High School Proficiency Exam).

Highline is taking action to improve the quality of education for all students, including:
  • Highline’s strategic plan sets bold goals and strategies for achievement, including a focus on early learning, success in algebra, bilingualism, and students graduating prepared for college and career.
  • Highline’s key belief that we must know students by name, strength, and need guides our work.
  • Quality early learning is critical to student success, so Highline has free, full-day kindergarten in all elementary schools.
  • Highline has developed a multi-faceted math plan to ensure that learning in math prepares students for college and 21st-century technology.
  • Highline has received several grants from our regional Race to the Top partnership that includes a focus on early learning, freshmen success, supporting costs of college-entry testing, and boosting math and science practices.
  • Highline was inducted into the prestigious League of Innovative Schools, due to its integration of instructional technology and blended learning.
  • Highline has received recognition for two innovation schools: Big Picture Schools and Raisbeck Aviation High School.
  • Highline has received two new School Improvement Grants to transform programs at Cascade and Chinook Middle Schools, as well as strengthen elementary feeder-school transition.
Please visit our No Child Left Behind program to learn more.