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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Benefits are Changing 

Starting in the 2019-20 school year, all Washington State K-12 school employees will begin receiving health insurance and benefits through the statewide School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program.

Learn About SEBB

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

Domestic Violence Advocate to Support Highline Students

Dating and domestic violence (DV) impacts our students, as well as our staff and community. We are entering a new partnership with DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network) to support those affected by DV. 

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As part of our ongoing commitment to equity and high-level instruction for all students in Highline, we are building a strong relationship with Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and teaching the Since Time Immemorial curriculum. This is important work and both of these actions are approached in an intentional and serious way.

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HRM Plus will be unavailable the morning of Thursday, June 6. The system allows applicants to apply for jobs and staff to review applications.

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Washington is only the second state in the nation to enact a policy that requires tribal history and sovereignty be taught in all public schools. Senate Bill 5433 was passed in 2015 and articulates the important responsibility of school districts to teach this content.

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On Wednesday, May 15 the Highline School Board approved the adoption of new social studies curriculum. Students will begin using the new instructional materials in Fall 2019. The social studies curriculum is for grades 6 through 11.

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On Wednesday, May 15 the Highline School Board approved the adoption of new math curriculum. Students will begin using the new instructional materials in fall 2019. The adopted resources will be used in kindergarten through 8th grade.  

Historical photo of 1924 Highline High School

You are invited for a last tour and celebration of the old Highline High School at HHS Alumni & Community Day from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

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Due to snow days, the schedule for the last week of school has changed.

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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