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

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

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

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Special Education

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Highline Public Schools recognizes that some students require specialized instruction and/or services to achieve success in school. In order to provide appropriate educational opportunities designed to meet each student's unique learning needs, Highline has a continuum of special program options.

The school district provides services to identify and evaluate potential disabilities in children ages birth to 21 living within Highline's boundaries. We offer screening clinics that provide parents with information about their child's academic, vision, hearing, language, cognitive, and motor skill development.

Special Education staff are committed to helping you identify the services your child may need. If you have concerns about your child's development please contact the Special Education staff at 206-631-3009.

Highline Public Schools Special Education Records for students who have left the Special Education program in 2016 will be destroyed beginning June 27th, 2022, thru July 15th, 2022, per the Washington State Retention Schedule and WAC 392-172A-05235.

To obtain these special education records between May 9th, 2022 and June 24th, 2022, the former student (if over 18) or legal guardian of this student (proof of court documents must be provided), should send an email to or call (206) 631-3238. Please include the student’s name, date of birth, and either an email address or phone number for our office to contact you to make arrangements for pick-up of records.

The student can either pick them up at our district office, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. S.W. in Burien, WA 98166, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or have them mailed.In either case, photo ID is required as well as a signed authorization form, which will be provided.

If choosing to pick up the records, please either email or call first before coming to the district office to make sure that we still have the records and to also have time to get them ready for when you arrive. Thank you!

Distance Learning

During building closures in response to the coronavirus, all students and teachers districtwide are engaged in distance learning.  We know the building closures have especially impacted our students with disabilities--and their parents and caregivers. Please read the information on special education within the district distance learning plan:

Special Education | Distance Learning & Expectations

Child Find

If you have concerns about your preschooler's development, we offer monthly screenings. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this free service, especially if you have questions regarding your child’s development.

Learn more about Childfind

Special Needs PTA

Highline Special Needs PTA (HSNPTA) is the districtwide organization representing families with special needs students. Visit the HSNPTA website to learn more, or contact them directly. 

Learn more about the HSNPTA

Services & Programs


Gaye Bungart
Pre-K & Elementary Programs

Darren Spencer
Secondary & Transition Programs

Special Education Office
Telephone: 206-631-3009
Fax number: 206-631-3388

Records Requests