Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166


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Featured Jobs

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Welcome our students and families as an Office Manager! We are seeking candidates who have exceptional customer service and organizational skills to join our team as an office manager at Cedarhurst Elementary and Waskowitzs Outdoor Education (WELS).

Central Office Staff

We're looking for a Communication Assistant I! Join our Communications Office to support schools and students by coordinating clear and accurate information with families, staff and our community.

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Join our team as an Assistant Principal at Hazel Valley! We are still seeking applications and have extended the deadline to July 7. 

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Do you have industry experience in aerospace manufacturing, fashion design & marketing or criminal justice? We are seeking applications for career and technical education (CTE) teachers! 

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Do you speak, read and write in more than one language? Are you looking to use your bilingual skills in the workforce but need more training and support?

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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. Cambodian

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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 4 choice schools or multiple alternative education options. 

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Mount Rainier Students at graduation.



Highline's graduation rate has been on a steady rise for the past 5 years. The on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2018 was 81.1%. That's an increase of 19 point rise since 2013.

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