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

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

HHS Alumni & Community Day is May 18

Historical black/white photograph of Highline High School.

Tour the Old School, See the New School Design

You are invited to bid farewell to the 1924 version of Highline High School and see the plans for the new school opening in fall 2021.

Come to the open house between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Cookies and coffee will be served. A collection of memorabilia will be available to view.

We will take a photograph of all alumni present in front of the north wall at 3:00 p.m,. as well as other photographs as requested, which will be available online.

Main areas of the school will be open for touring, such as the gym, library, cafetorium and a classroom in the oldest wing.

The farewell event will feature:

  • Self-guided Tour with a Pirate Treasure Map
    • Library
      • Display of HHS historical items on loan from the Highline Heritage Museum & individuals
      • Current HHS student artwork
      • Yearbook display
    • Main gym
      • Spirit gear for sale by the HHS Booster Club and Key Club
      • Sale of surplus ASB items
      • Photobooth with HHS props & Captain Highline mascot
      • Yearbook sale
    • Classrooms
      • Several classrooms near the library will be open
    • Cafetorium
      • Coffee & cookies (thanks to Classic Eats, B-Town Blog, Ohrt Real Estate Group and Starbucks)
      • Displays of the new Highline High School design
      • A chance to sit and chat with old friends and share memories
  • Parking Information: We anticipate a high volume of pedestrian traffic around all parking areas. Please drive slowly and carefully. Parking will be available in the following locations.
    • Street parking in front of the school
    • Parking lot west of the school/gym
    • Parking lot east of the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
    • Parking lot north of the PAC, across 152nd Street
      • Handicap-accessible parking spots are located in each parking area, but may be in high demand. We recommend carpooling if possible and using the drop-off zones in front of the Performing Arts Center or the cafeteria. Please do not park in the drop-off zones.
  • Stadium: A track and field event is scheduled all day at Memorial Stadium, so parking may be limited in the stadium/Moshier Field lot. The stadium will not be available for tours due to the track and field event. Memorial Stadium and the Performing Arts Center are not part of the 2016 bond projects.

If you are interested in helping with the event, wish to donate cookies or have memorabilia to share, please email us at keepingourpromise@highlineschools.org.


Last Day of School Community Celebration

June 20, 2019--UPDATE:  The public is also welcome to enjoy cake and sign a banner with students on the last day of school, June 25 between 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. 

Please understand that we will not be able to offer school tours or access to other buildings because the school is being packed up for a move—no easy task.

At 11:00 when school is out, our campus will be closed to students and visitors, so staff can enjoy a well-deserved luncheon together before plunging into the urgent task of packing up for their move to the Olympic Interim site. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you to all who attended the HHS Alumni & Community Day in May—it was a loving farewell to a building that served our community since 1924 and a day of reunions for former classmates and teachers.

You are invited to return for a grand re-opening of HHS in fall 2021.

Stayed tuned in the meantime: follow us on social media and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for HHS project updates, to purchase a print of the group alumni photo, and to indicate interest in Pirate Pride Pavers.

Construction Project Begins in July

Construction contractor Skanska will take over the site in July and begin the process of salvage and demolition. The main entry will be rebuilt with the original terracotta.