Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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5 Bold Goals for 2018-2023

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? 

In 2013, our community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan that reflected our goals and dreams for our students. Now, with lessons learned over the past four years, we have updated the plan to guide us through 2023.

The updated plan honors the work done in 2013 by building on and refining the original goals, based on feedback from staff and families.

"I am proud of the work we have done in the last several years, but there is more to be done," said Superintendent Susan Enfield. "We are not backing down on our goals. We are focused now more than ever on improving our graduation rate and closing our achievement and opportunity gaps."

The updated strategic plan was unveiled to the community during State of Our Schools on February 21. 

Watch this video to celebrate our community's commitment to our students. Keep reading to learn more about our updated goals. 

Our Promise

Every student in Highline Public Schools is known by namestrength and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

Our Goals

School Culture
Our schools are welcoming and safe places where students and staff are respected and supported to succeed.

Growth & Mastery
Students will make a minimum of one year of growth annually, meeting or exceeding standards in all grade levels.

Digital & Media Literacy
Students will graduate with the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to live and work responsibly in a digital world.

Bilingual & Biliterate
Students will graduate bilingual and biliterate.

High School Graduation
Students will graduate from high school prepared for the future they choose.

Our Foundation

We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success.

We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction.

We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families, and community partners.

We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

Learn more about our new strategic plan, our promise and bold goals.