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

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fall 2018: Start & Dismissal Times are Changing

Based on input from families, students and staff, high schools will start later, starting in fall 2018. This change will also impact the start times of our middle and elementary schools.

Here is an overview of the change:

  • High schools will start 30 minutes later at 8:00 a.m. School will end at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
  • Middle schools will start five minutes earlier at 8:05 a.m. School will end at 2:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.
  • Elementary schools will start five minutes later at 8:45 a.m. or 9:15 a.m., depending on service area. School will end at 3:15 or 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will dismiss at 1:45 or 2:15 p.m.

We have a detailed list of start and dismissal times below.

To make this change happen, middle and high school students will begin riding the bus together starting in fall 2018. High school students will be dropped off first, followed by middle school students.

Student safety is our top priority. Middle school students will be directed to sit in the front of the bus and high school students will sit in the back of the bus. Bus drivers have received training to support positive behavior on buses.

No Time Change

The following schools will maintain their current start and dismissal times:

  • CHOICE Academy
  • Puget Sound Skills Center
  • New Start High School
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School
  • Waskowitz Educational Leadership Service (WELS)

Special Cases

Start and dismissal times are changing at both Big Picture Middle School and Big Picture High School.

Big Picture Middle

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Big Picture High

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 8:55 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:55 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bus Stops & Schedule

Bus stops and times are also changing. Find your new bus stop and time using our bus edulog system

New Start & Dismissal Times 

School

Regular Day

Early Release

Change

High Schools

Evergreen

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

30 minutes later

Highline

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

30 minutes later

Mount Rainier

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

30 minutes later

Tyee

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

30 minutes later

Middle Schools

Cascade

8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

5 minutes earlier

Chinook 

8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

5 minutes earlier

Pacific 

8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

5 minutes earlier

Sylvester

8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

5 minutes earlier

Elementary Schools

Beverly Park 

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

Bow Lake

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Cedarhurst

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Des Moines

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

Gregory Heights

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Hazel Valley

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Hilltop

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Parkside

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

Madrona

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Marvista

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

McMicken Heights

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Midway

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

Mount View 

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

North Hill

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

Seahurst

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5 minutes later

Shorewood

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

Southern Heights

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

White Center Heights

9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 minutes later

Valley View Early Learning

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