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

Office Hours:

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


In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a four-year strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students.

We began a process to update the plan in spring 2017, after reaching the target date set for most goals in the 2013-2017 strategic plan. The new plan will guide our work through 2023. 

Based on feedback from staff and families, the updated plan includes a specific focus on the social and emotional needs of our students. Research shows a strong connection between social-emotional well-being and academic success.

Spring 2017

  • Held listening session with teachers at every school
  • Held listening session with central office staff

October 2017

  • Held listening sessions with staff at every school
  • Held listening session with central office staff
  • Helda a ThoughtExchange conversation for families and staff

November - December 2017

  • Analyzed data from listening sessions and Thoughtexchange
  • Drafted updated plan, based on data

January 2018

  • Shared top themes in feedback from staff and families
  • Presented draft plan to all staff and get feedback
  • Presented draft plan to families and community and get feedback
  • Made adjustments needed based on feedback

February 2018

  • School board adopted renewed strategic plan
  • Premiered the plan to staff, family and community on February 21.