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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How Is Our Communication?

We are committed to ongoing, two-way communication. We want to know if you are getting the information you want and need. Help us meet your expectations for strong communication by taking a brief survey to give us your feedback.

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Give Feedback on School Meals

Nutrition Services wants to hear from you! As we plan for the next school year, we are seeking input from students and families. Your feedback will help us determine the types of meals that resonate with students and what brings them to eat with us.

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2023-24 Budget Public Hearing

The Highline School Board will hold a public hearing to review the budget for the 2023-2024 academic year. Attend to learn about next year’s budget and give your feedback in a public hearing.

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It's Here, Graduation 2023!

Join us for our Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies. You can find out more about dates, times and live-streaming options for those that can't attend. 

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Groundbreaking at Evergreen

We celebrated the official start of construction for a state-of-the-art Evergreen High School on May 19 with students and community! Learn about the school design, project timeline and construction phases.


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Making An Impact Every Day

Recognizing the trust his students and their families place in him, Tam is deeply committed to his students' success. He cultivates strong relationships with students and families by sharing his education journey and childhood experiences.    

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My Why: Student Potential

Celebrating Highline teachers all month long, Glacier Middle School teacher Edissa Jaramillo empowers students to discover their passions and reach their full potential.

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Inspiring Confidence and Love for Math

Celebrating Highline teachers all month long. Evergreen High School teacher Mohamad Shibly was driven by a desire to help students overcome their math anxieties and discover the joy of problem-solving.

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ParentSquare: New Communication Tool Coming Soon

Effective and clear communication is critical for the success of our students and schools. We are excited to announce that we are adopting a new form of school-to-home communication in Highline called ParentSquare

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Upcoming Events

Latest News

Highline Headlines - May 26

No school on Monday, May 29 and Tuesday, May 30. Read more headlines about the class of 2023, a free immunization clinic, opportunities to give your feedback and more.

Student at Choice Academy.

Choice Schools offer a variety of alternative program options, each with its own specialized focus. Schools of Choice require an application. Select schools of choice have space available in the 2023-24 school year. They have reopened their application windows.

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If you are looking for real-life superstars, look no further than Highline. All of our educators are stars! Throughout May, we shined a spotlight on some of our incredible teachers. Read on to learn more about the stories of some our dedicated educators and statements of appreciation.

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We are committed to ongoing, two-way communication. We want to know if you are getting the information you want and need. Help us meet your expectations for strong communication by taking a brief survey to give us your feedback.

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Many Highline Public Schools families will receive summer Pandemic-EBT benefits, thanks to a federal funding option for which our school district is eligible. All students enrolled in in-person classes will receive a one-time P-EBT benefit of $120.00.

Highline Headlines - May 19

This week’s Highline Headlines includes information about registering for next year sports, a virtual welcome to kindergarten event, a budget hearing 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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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

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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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