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

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

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Graduation Rate Tops 81%

Our graduation rate is up for the fifth consecutive year. Check out what strategies we are using to get there and what student groups are making some of the greatest gains. 

Greatest gains.

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McCleary Explained 

Wondering how the McCleary decision impacts school funding in Highline? Watch this video that explains the funding picture in simple terms.

Trimester Schedule 

Your feedback is helping us plan a smooth transition to a trimester system, starting in fall 2020. Check out the top-rated comments shared in our spring Thoughtexchange.

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Staff Kudos

Celebrating our outstanding staff! Click through to see some all-star employees, including Superintendent Ducky awardees and high-five recipients. 

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HHS Co-Principal Tremain Holloway greets parents on the first day of school.

New Principals & Leaders

We welcome our new principals and central office administrators to Highline! Here are our new leaders and leaders who are new to their roles for 2018-19.

Meet Our Leaders

Hi. I'm New Here.

Welcome to the new, improved, Highline website. We've created this website with YOU in mind. 

See what's new.

Upcoming Events

Insider News

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A new fall 2019 tool for families to look up their neighborhood schools is now online. We will mail letters the last week of November to students impacted by boundary changes.

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We believe that to provide equity for all students we must consistently implement standards-based practices and grading systems throughout Highline Public Schools. - SBG Foundation Team

Students in a dual language classroom.

As educators and educational leaders how we talk to, and about, our students matters mightily and in Highline, we have taken this to heart and work each day to make it our practice.


Our updated strategic plan includes a goal for digital and media literacy. If you're a teacher, you may be wondering, "Where am I going to fit that in?" Here's some good news: you may already be teaching media literacy! 

Refer a Friend

Isel Betancourt Sanchez referred a friend and won!

Join us for Hour of Code

Hour of Code will be held December 3-7 to introduce computer science, demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of coding.

WSDOT Corridor Study for SR 518

The Washington State Department Of Transportation is seeking input from families and staff for future updates to SR 518.

Students at graduation

Our graduation rate for the Class of 2018 is 81.1%, up from 78.8% in 2017. Graduation rates have risen for five consecutive years, from 62.3% in 2013.

Our Promise

Every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

Explore our Promise