17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: 7-8
Facility: Built in 1957 and remodeled in 1989.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • Increased daily attendance from 91% to 93% through interactive incentives and friendly competitions.
  • Increased the percent of students reading at grade level from 49% to over 70% by the end of 8th grade.
  • Increased student sense of belonging at school through our strong advisory and house team model.  Students enjoy the small group community and time for focused discussions around social emotional wellness.
  • Student and staff reported increased sense of safety, and we have significantly reduced out-of-school and in-school suspensions for the second year in a row.
  • Increased Digital Literacy and Technology skills through our 1:1 chromebook model. All students and staff use technology skills daily in their instruction and learning.
  • Increased access to electives that support the arts, STEM and world language. All 8th graders enrolled in Spanish one received credit this year.
  • Increased after-school programming including Techbridge Girls, Robotics, PI Club, Los Siete, Dance, Latino Club, Pride, Tutoring, and Science Olympiad.
  • Received a large Boeing Grant that promotes STEM career exploration through field trips, internships, guest speakers and teacher externships.

Plans for 2018-19

  • Support English Language Learners through a schoolwide focus on academic discourse and small group differentiated learning to accelerate reading and writing.
  • Increase access to World Language Spanish classes that include both beginning Spanish and Heritage Spanish.
  • Promote non-fiction reading and writing across all content.
  • Promote problem solving and perseverance across all content.
  • Continue to build and strengthen Digital Literacy and Citizenship for all students.
  • Continue to strengthen Advisory and promote social-emotional wellness, academic achievement skills, and college and career exploration.
  • Begin to build Dual Language pathways.
  • Plan and prepare for a successful transition for our 6th, 7th and 8th grade middle school model.
  • Continue to promote shared leadership where we share practice and make results transparent by engaging in critical conversations about improving instruction and learning for all students.

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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