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

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

Elementary Classroom Additions

We will build an additional 13 classrooms at existing elementary school sites thanks to a class-size reduction grant from the state Legislature and matching district funds:

Opened Fall 2019

Opening Fall 2020

  • Hilltop Elementary - 3 classrooms
  • McMicken Heights Elementary - 3 classrooms


Thanks to a bill passed by the 2015 Legislature to help achieve lower student to teacher ratios in kindergarten through third grade, Highline was awarded more than $6 million in April 2016 to construct 13 new classrooms. The grant funds require permanent or modular buildings, and may NOT be used for portables. 

The district set aside approximately $2.25 million in the capital fund for 2016-17, normally budgeted for portables, to match its local share of the grant. The 13 classrooms are estimated to cost $8.5 million.

District staff studied the best locations for the additional classrooms based on projected growth, current needs, available space on site and access to utilities. Integrus Architecture was selected to provide planning, architectural and engineering services for the project.

More information:


North Hill Elementary: Additional Classroom Building

Additional Classroom Building at North Hill Elementary School
Foyer of additional classroom building is spacious and has bathrooms.
North Hill additonal classroom building
5th grade classroom in additional classroom building at North Hill.
Installing Additional Classroom Building section at North Hill Elementary.
Installing section of additional classroom building at North Hill Elementary.

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