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

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High School Courses

We want to know what courses and/or topics you would like to see added to high school course schedules. We have two opportunities to provide feedback. 

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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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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. 

Graduation Rate

47 Board Certified Teachers

Congratulations to the 33 Highline teachers who earned their National Board Certification in 2018, and the 14 who additional teachers renewed their certification. 

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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.

Upcoming Events

Insider News

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What is the financial outlook for the coming school year? We are facing some budget challenges, largely due to lower than expected enrollment. 

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Involving families as partners in our students' education is critical. The connection between home, community and school supports student well-being as well as academic success. When we make intentional effort to connect with families, we can collaborate with them to provide structures and make decisions that benefit our students. 

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More locks are coming soon. Voters funded the 2016 school bond, which set aside money for improved security, including safer interior and exterior door locks. Here is an updated timeline and list of schools.

2019 Gold Star Award Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Gold Star Awards at the annual Gold Star Awards BASH on March 14. The Highline community gathered to root on the award nominees. Congratulations to all the Gold Star winners and nominees. You make us all Highline Proud! 

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Staff and community members from across the district are talking and crunching numbers to finalize priorities and construction budgets for the next school bond.

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With the passage of House Bill 2242 in 2016, the state is consolidating all school district health insurance plans into a single plan. When does this change take place and what does this mean for your dependents?

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We are honoring the often unsung heroes of our classrooms and schools, our classified employees—bus drivers, paraeducators, kitchen helpers, recess attendants, office staff, security staff, custodians and more.

Our Promise

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

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