Performance Report

Highlights & Plans

Highlights from 2016-17

  • Received 2016 Washington State Achievement Award in English language arts and math growth.
  • Implemented strategies to increase attendance with 75 percent of students meeting the 0-1 absence per month goal (no more than 10 for the year) and a 33% drop in the number of students with chronic absenteeism.
  • Expanded and improved our standards based instruction. Taught students to self-assess against rubrics and success criteria to build motivation in learning and independence.
  • Provided authentic tasks in reading and used performance assessments to track progress in reading independent skills.
  • Used exit tickets frequently to track standards mastery in lessons and projects.
  • Improved the work of our professional learning community (PLC) lead team and grade level PLCs to meet the needs of our students and build on their strengths.
  • Rolled up our dual language program in Spanish and Vietnamese to third grade.
  • Implemented STAR assessment in math and reading as a school-wide tracking system for all students three times a year.
  • Implemented Collaborative Problem Solving with our high need behavior students.
  • Increased and improved our communication with parents using digital tools and apps.
  • Implemented family nights in Kindergarten to focus on ways families can support academic learning at home.
  • Continued to implement our GLEA strategy for working with 0-3 year old students and families to increase their kindergarten readiness skills.
  • Continued our community-based partnerships with King County Housing Authority, Educare, White Center CDA & Family Success Partners; White Center Promise; Boys & Girls Club; Skate Journeys, Arts Corps, and NAVOS, University of Washington, and many more.

Plans for 2017-18

  • Implement a family engagement initiative using family-teacher teams for PreK through 6th grade.
  • Focus on concept mapping and content area reading to boost student vocabulary and content knowledge.
  • Continue to focus on standards-based instruction in reading and math through standards based unit planning in the content areas.
  • Introduce Visible Learning by developing student dispositions focused on executive function skills and learner qualities.
  • Seek out funding sources to increase the number of computer devices for students as we aim for the goal of 1:1 devices for all students.
  • Implement the four anchors of RULER and launch the emotion words curriculum across the school and introduce RULER to families to use at home.
  • In partnership with community-based organizations, we will focus on reducing student tardiness as part of our initiative to improve student attendance.
  • Roll up our dual language program in Vietnamese and Spanish to fourth grade.
  • Increase GLEA enrollment for Baby Grads and plan ways to expand program for all 0-3 year olds and their families
  • Expand use of STAR assessment in math and reading for progress monitoring all students in 2nd  through 6th grade.

School Performance Data

Percentage of Students Meeting Standard on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) and Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

ELA (SBA)

All students

Grade

2015-16

2016-17

3rd Grade 

18%

38.2%

4th Grade 

42.1%

41.2%

5th Grade 

47.3%

55.2%

6th Grade

51.8%

45%

Math (SBA)

All grades, disaggregated by student group*

Student Group

2015-16

2016-17

ALL

39%

42%

Asian

58%

56%

Black

37%

38%

Latino

23%

33%

Limited English

29%

24%

Low Income 

39%

39%

Students w/ IEPs

10%

12%

Two or More Races

   

White

46%

63%

Math (SBA)

All students

Grade 

2015-16

2016-17

3rd Grade

28.9%

37.2%

4th Grade

45.7%

45%

5th Grade

40.7%

50.7%

6th Grade

42.5%

35.2%

Science (MSP) - All students

Grade 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

5th Grade

56.7%

59.2%

60.5%

64.1%

ELA (SBA)

All grades, disaggregated by student group*

Student Group

2015-16

2016-17

ALL 

38%

44%

Asian

54%

55%

Black

30%

34%

Latino

28%

40%

Limited English

21%

20%

Low Income 

37%

43%

Students w/ IEPs

7%

10%

White

42%

63%

Enrollment Category by Grade

 

PreK

K

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Regular Education

39

96

94

65

79

70

60

59

562

Special Education

30

9

12

19

15

11

8

13

117

Total

69

105

106

84

94

81

68

72

679

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.

School Information

Grades: K-6
Enrollment: 424
Facility: Opened in 1943. Newly constructed school opened September 2004.

To view Enrollment Statistics, Demographics, and State Test Scores, please visit our:

Washington State Report Card

District Funds

HOW HIGHLINE DISTRICT DOLLARS ARE INVESTED (%)

Area

Percentage

Teaching & 
Learning

70.2%

Support
Services

16.3%

Central Admin

7.0%

Principal’s 
Office

6.5%

Source: Actual 2016-17 expenditures as of August 2017.

Demographics

WHO WE ARE AT WHITE CENTER HEIGHTS

Race

Percentage

American Indian or Alaska Native

1.80%

Asian

25.20%

Black or African American

25.50%

Hispanic

29.30%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2.40%

Two or More Races

3.20%

White

12.70%