17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: K-6 
Enrollment: 556
Facility: Originally opened as an elementary school in 1949. Newly constructed school opened February 2011.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • We saw gains across content areas in meeting the demands of the Washington State Learning Standards as measured by SBA and school-based assessments.
  • Our students, with language learning needs, surpassed district and state averages on our annual ELPA 21 exam for English Language Learners.
  • Provided extended-learning opportunities in literacy and math as well as enrichment programs such as Chess Club, Lego Playwell, Disney Musicals, Peer Mediators and Writing Club.
  • This was our second year as a Discovery Education partner school. Teachers learned from each other about personalized learning strategies to prepare for future careers in STEM.
  • Continued strong PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) systems and rolled out RULER anchors (Mood Meter, PAWS Plan) to ensure students are happy and learning.
  • Parent-Teacher-Teams and additional Spring Conferences nurtured a strong partnership with families in supporting students to meet high expectations for achievement.
  • Principal Alexandria Haas continued the Principal Book of the Month, highlighting a book related to cultural diversity and our PBIS themes. All classrooms were given copies of these book and Ms. Haas conducted read-alouds across the school.
  • Celebrated our community partnerships through fun and educational family engagement events, including a highly successful performance of “Aladdin.” 

Plans for 2018-19

  • Implementation of Visible Learning strategies that promote rigor and student ownership over their learning. Our Visible Learning Guiding Coalition comprised of teacher leaders across multiple grade levels attended a training on June 21-22. The entire staff was trained on August 29.
  • Teacher leaders Vivienne Vitalich, Kim Campi, Brandice Tranholt and Nicole Jones will attend Year 3 of Discovery Education Teacher Leader Corps, providing teachers with strategies for increasing engagement and use of technology in powerful ways.
  • Implement RULER-themed family engagement events to educate students, staff and the community about strategies for emotional intelligence.
  • Continue to grow extended learning and enrichment opportunities through before and after school programs, including bringing back our Techbridge STEM program.
  • Continue outreach for family engagement events that focus on strategies for families to use at home to promote high levels of student achievement, including parent-teacher teams.

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.

School Report Card