2018-19 Performance Report

School Information

Grades served in 2018-19



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Highlights & Plans

Highlights for 2018-19

  •  Engaged staff, families and community through a process for hiring of two new principals
  • Collaborated with other Highline departments to establish routines and expectations for behavior and an overall positive school climate
  • Received Disney in the Schools grant for 2019-20
  • Held monthly coffee chats with school administrators in partnership with Community Development Association
  • Continued to strengthen our Vietnamese and Spanish Dual Language programs
  • Implemented interval data and assessment meetings, called Impact Teams, so that teachers and staff are responsive to student needs
  • Explored how to strengthen student understanding of what, how and why they are learning, and being part of their own feedback process to deepen their learning, through an investment called “Visible Learning”

Plans for 2019-20

  • Expand our art and music integration with Disney in the Schools program, ending in a performance by the students of the Lion King along with a field trip to the Paramount to watch a Disney Musical
  • Adding to our music program with the addition of a Band class
  • Focus on Math with our new math curriculum (SFUSD Mathematics)
  • Teacher leadership through collaboration, professional learning communities, and data teams 
  • Cohesion across the school through our dolphin dollars, shared instruction and behavior look fors, branding (school store for dolphin swag), shared presentations on behaviors and social emotional supports to all students
  • Increase behavior supports with a larger behavior team (three behavior support staff members), focus on social emotional learning, positive play initiative, schoolwide economy based on positive behaviors, social skills groups, and schoolwide expectations/structures
  • Increase student enrichment through after school and during school programs: Somali Heritage program, Performing Arts Program, Girls that Code Technology club, dance club, soccer club, gardening club, Glover Empowerment Mentoring Boys Group, and more
  • Provide staff with behavior support mentoring from the district team on positive behavior supports
  • Increase family engagement through re-establishing coffee hours, parent newsletter, and partnering with community agencies
  • Increase community engagement by partnering with organizations (like the Somali Parent Education Board and King County Housing) to bring in support for our students and families
  • Support English Language Learners through before school programming, instructional strategies (GLAD), and intervention groups
  • Support all students’ academics through an increased focus on iReady (online learning program), continued focus on small group instruction, and planning academic next steps from student data
  • Spreading leadership through teacher led groups, leading in instruction, social emotional supports, behavior supports, family engagement, school culture, and more
  • Partnering with a community-based program to offer preschool experiences from “Voices of Tomorrow”

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.

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Source: Actual 2018-19 expenditures as of August 2019.