Strategic Plan

  • 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.

    The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation.

Our Promise

  • EVERY STUDENT in Highline Public Schools is known by NAME, STRENGTH and NEED, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

Our Goals


     School Culture Icon

    School Culture

    Our schools are welcoming and safe places where students and staff are respected and supported to succeed. 

     Growth and Mastery

    Growth & Mastery

    Students will make a minimum of one year of growth annually, meeting or exceeding standards in all grade levels. 

     Digital and Media Literacy

    Digital & Media Literacy

    Students will graduate with the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to live and work responsibly in a digital world.

     Bilingual and Biliterate

    Bilingual & Biliterate

    Students will graduate bilingual and biliterate.


    High School Graduation

    Students will graduate from high school prepared for the future they choose.

Our Foundation

  • Equity

    We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success.


    We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction.


    We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families, and community partners.


    We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.