17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: 9-12
Facility: Opened in 1924. The latest major remodel occurred in 1989. New building opening Fall 2021.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • 70% FAFSA/WASFA Completion  
  • 82% of seniors will be attending to a Technical, 2-year, 4-year, Trade or Apprentice program. 
  • Student success supports –
    • MASH (Mandatory After School Homework)
    • Saturday School
    • Re-engagement Center
  • 9th Grade Academy
  • Advanced Placement courses offered in English, Math, Social Studies and Science
  • Burien Parks and Recreation, After School Program, ASP,  Mondays – Thursdays – all students invited to participate
  • All 9th grade students participated in a BECU Financial Literacy workshop.
  • Launched an on-campus Learning Center focusing on credit recovery

Plans for 2018-19

  • Celebrating Highline High School’s 95th Year – the last one Pirates will have in the old building
  • Planning the new school and packing up for the move to our interim site – Olympic, September 2019
  • Community-wide work on addressing issues of discrimination, racism and bigotry – building a positive culture and climate for everyone
  • Increase graduation rate to over 80%
  • Prepare every student for success beyond high school with high expectations and high support
  • Improvements to the 9th Grade Academy
  • Academic focus on Literacy across the content areas/ Common Core Standards
  • Focus on Social-emotional Learning
  • Continuing the programs and supports we offered last year
  • New Co-Principal model
  • Addition of University of Washington, College in the Classroom course offerings in Language Arts 

Invitation to Participate

Invitation to Participate

At Highline Public Schools, one of our four pillars in the district's strategic plan is parent and family engagement. In order to reach our strategic plan goals we will form partnerships with parents and families. Families and community members are encouraged to participate in school activities and in educating students in school, at home and in the community.

How District Funds are Invested

District Funds

HOW HIGHLINE DISTRICT DOLLARS ARE INVESTED (%)

Area

Percentage

Teaching & 
Learning

72%

Support
Services

16.1%

Central Admin

5.5%

Principal’s 
Office

6.4%

Source: Actual 2017-18 expenditures as of August 2018.

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