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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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New HHS: Old Stained Glass Pirate, Landscaping, Technology, Bleachers & More

Project Update | Highline High School

March 2021

Stained glass pirate artwork  in entrance to new HHS

Highline High School's stained-glass pirate, a 1960s class gift, was deteriorating in the window above the main entrance. The artwork was restored and reinstalled—several steps inside of the rebuilt main entrance. Illuminated by natural light, it can be seen from both sides as well as the second floor.

The gym floors are being sanded and stained. Technology, bleachers, flooring, landscaping and cabinetry are being installed.

Directors from departments including facilities, athletics, nutrition services and safety and security toured the school with Bassetti Architects staff this month.

The new building and campus are on schedule to open in September when school starts.

See for Yourself

  • Take a virtual tour through our March interior and exterior photos of the new gym, classrooms, commons, courtyards and more--keep scrolling down or visit our viral March 15 Facebook post to see more and interact with HHS alums and community members.
     
  • Read the March 5 news post in the B-town Blog about the restoration of the stained-glass pirate mosaic.
     
  • Go flying over Highline with teacher Jeb Binns and his drone to see all the February changes from a bird's eye view!
     
Screenshot of aerial footage of the new school from teacher Jeb Binns and his drone.

Screenshot of aerial footage of the new school by teacher Jeb Binns and his drone.

 

District Operations staff visited the construction site at HHS

District Operations staff toured the construction site in March with Bassetti Architects staff.

 

View of main (north) entrance from inside the new HHS

View of main (north) entrance from inside the new HHS. 

 

View of commons area walkways and wood beams.

View of commons area walkways on first and second floors with wood ceilings and beams.

 

Purple bleachers in new HHS gym say "HHS" in gold

Purple bleachers in the new HHS gym say "HHS" in large gold letters. The new wood floor is in the process of being sanded before stained. 

 

View of main gym with second floor viewing window to the left of the historic Pirate floor center displayed on the wall.

View of main gym with second floor viewing window to the left of the historic Pirates floor center displayed on the wall.

 

Auxiliary gym with wall divider.

Auxiliary gym with wall divider.

 

Wood Tech classroom with high ceilings

Wood Tech classroom with high ceilings in the northeast corner of the north wing.

 

District Operations staff observe construction progress inside the new HHS library, with wood ceilings and sky windows.

District Operations staff observe construction progress inside the new HHS library, with wood ceilings and skylights.

 

Stairway on the left leading up to the library. The "learning stair" on the right is for students to sit and learn or relax.

Stairway on the left leading up to the library. The "learning stair" on the right is for students to sit and learn or relax.

 

Photo of stairway leading from 1st floor of the commons area to the third floor.

Stairway leading from first floor of the commons area to the third floor of the south wing.

 

 

Science lab classroom

Science lab classroom.

 

Classroom with whiteboards on either side of interactive display monitor, plus carpeting and paint.

Classroom with whiteboards on either side of an interactive display monitor, plus carpeting and paint.

 

Construction continues on the HHS Theater.

Construction continues on the 400-seat HHS theater.

 

Music room with three skylights.

Music room with three skylights.

 

Athletic locker room

Athletic locker room.

 

Food servery on first floor of commons area.

Food servery on first floor of commons area.

 

 

New ovens installed in the food service area.

New ovens installed in the food service area.

 

View from commons area looking out at the west courtyard.

View from commons area looking out at the west courtyard.

 

View of west courtyard from window of lab classroom on second floor of south wing.

View of west courtyard from window of lab classroom on second floor of south wing.

 

Looking east at the west courtyard. The commons in the center connects the north wing  to the south wing.

Looking east at the west courtyard. The commons in the center connects the north wing to the south wing.

 

Prepping for a drop-off lane on the west side of the new building.

Prepping for a drop-off lane on the west side of the new building.

 

The new gym at the south side of the new school.

The new gym at the south side of the new school.

 

Landscaping is happening in the south courtyard.

Landscaping is happening in the south courtyard.

 

Trees and shrubs have been planted in the south courtyard.

Trees and shrubs have been planted in the south courtyard.

 

The new north wall features the reconstructed historic main entrance.

The new north wall features the reconstructed historic main entrance.

 

A view of the north wall and the preserved evergreen trees at the northwest corner.

A view of the north wall and the preserved evergreen trees at the northwest corner.

 

View of the northeast corner of the north wing with the south wing and gym visible on the right.

View of the northeast corner of the north wing with the south wing and gym visible on the right.