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

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

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Dr. Ivan Duran meetings with students.

Next Steps on Strategic Planning

Superintendent Ivan Duran embarked on a listening tour this fall. He shares an update on what he learned and what we can expect next in the strategic plan development process. 

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First day of kindergarten at Marvista

Calling All New Kindergarten Students

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old on or before August 31? Families can enroll their incoming kindergarten student for the 2023-24 school year now!


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Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship

Now is the time for high school seniors to apply for a Highline Schools Foundation scholarship. The foundation is now accepting applications for nineteen scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $30,000.


students and staff in class

COVID-Relief Funds Help Students Rebound

The federal government distributed millions of dollars to schools to help respond to the pandemic’s impact on students. Thanks to these federal funds, we have expanded partnerships with Team Read and Arts Corps to provide learning and enrichment opportunities for students. 

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Foundation Gifts Nearly $47K to Highline Staff

Grants totaling nearly $47K are going to teachers and staff across Highline. The Highline Schools Foundation awarded nine Impact Grants and 13 Excel Grants to Highline staff this year. 

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Winter Job Fair

Join us for our Winter Job Fair on February 25! Interested in working in your community, for your community? Learn about current and future job opportunities, district culture, schedules, employee benefits and more at our in-person job fair!

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Upcoming Events

Latest News

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The 2022-23 Family Liaisons for Special Education are excited to host two information sessions for all Highline parents and families who are interested in learning more about special education.

Classroom at Parkside Elementary

It's report card time! Use our interactive annual report to track our progress toward our five strategic goals. The report is designed to show where we are finding success and where we need to do better. 

kindergarten student on their first day

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old on or before August 31? Families can enroll their incoming kindergarten student for the 2023-24 school year now! 

CFAC Focuses on Future Planning

At their January meeting, members of Highline’s community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) reviewed enrollment information, heard bond project updates and planned for building tours.

Highline Headlines - February 3

This week’s Highline Headlines includes important dates to note. See the updated 2023-24 school year calendar, enroll for Kindergarten starting Feb. 6, and don’t miss the IEP 101 information session. 

Highline Headlines - January 26

There will be no school for grades 6-12 tomorrow, Friday, January 27. Students in grades K-5 will have early dismissal as regularly scheduled. There is no preschool. Read more headlines including Schools of Choice application deadline approaching.

Learn About WELS

Any 10th or 11th grade student across Highline Public Schools has an opportunity to join WELS starting next year. Learn more at an upcoming information night this week

2023-24 calendar graphic

The 2023-34 school year calendar is here! Take a look at the school break schedule and other days to note. 

Highline Headlines - January 20

This week’s Highline Headlines include information about the PSSC info night, Schools of Choice, special education info sessions and a reminder about the upcoming winter job fair.

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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Our Goals

School Culture
school culture

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

Growth & Mastery
growth & mastery

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

Digital & 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 & Biliterate
Bilingual & Bilterate

Students will graduate bilingual and biliterate.

High School Graduation
High School Graduation

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


at a Glance

More Fast Facts





Our students represent many diverse and culturally-rich backgrounds. Our diversity is an asset. Our students learn from one another and graduate prepared to live and work in an increasingly multicultural world.

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Our top 8 languages are:

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Vietnamese
  4. Somali
  5. Amharic
  6. Punjabi
  7. Arabic
  8. Khmer

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The single most important driver of student achievement is an excellent teacher in the classroom. Highline is in the top 12 out of 295 Washington districts in the number of National Board Certified Teachers.

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Highline has 18 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 comprehensive high schools serving neighborhoods in Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and White Center. Families may also want to explore our 7 choice schools or multiple alternative education options. 

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Highline's graduation rate has been on a steady rise for the past 7 years. The on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2021 was 83.5%. That's an increase of 21 point rise since 2013.

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