This fall, we announced our seventh straight year of rising graduation rates. The Class of 2020 graduated at 83.8 percent, the highest rate in recent Highline Public Schools history. This is especially notable since seniors spent their final three months of high school in distance learning.
Black/African American students saw the greatest gains, graduating at the highest rate ever in Highline, at 88.7 percent. That is an increase of 12 percentage points over the previous year.
Despite the limitations posed by COVID, the Class of 2020 had a lot to celebrate. In case you didn't get to see what a pandemic-style graduation looked like, here's a glimpse of last year's commencement ceremonies.