Performance Report

Highlights & Plans

Highlights from 2016-17

  • Saw an increase from 34 percent to 45 percent in English Language Arts Smarter Balance Assessment, meeting the standard.
  • Successfully reduced out-of-school and in-school suspensions by more than 50% with fewer than 20 incidents. Student, staff and parent perception data accumulate from our yearly Climate Survey, Center For Education Effectiveness Survey and Gear Up Survey all reported a significant increase in feelings that Chinook has a positive and safe climate.
  • Our Math, Language Arts and Social Studies Department Teachers participated in year-long professional development with Consultants from Teachers
  • Development Group and Engaging Schools New York.
  • Our Science Department studied Ambitious Science Teaching practices with University of Washington Science Research Team and Director Christine Chew.
  • Chinook Science Olympiad team competed in four to five Science Tournaments during the school year.
  • With funding from the Highline Schools Foundation Impact Grant, “Bots Build Brains” allowed our school to purchase 30 robots and parts to promote coding, design and engineering skills across campus.
  • Chinook Physical Education Teacher, Reid Sundblad received the SYMETRA Hero’s In the Classroom award. This is the second year in a row that a Chinook teacher was named a SYMETRA Hero.
  • Highline Gold Star Awards went to Sydni Neves, Professional Support Staff of the year, and Gil Parsons, Administrator of the Year.
  • The Superintendent “Ducky Award” was presented to Special Education Teacher Cate Lucas and Principal Karin Jones
  • Parent Engagement continued to increase tremendously with more than 400 participants at our open house, Parent as Partners Standards Based Grading information night, student-led conferences in the fall and spring, and for the end of year 7th-grade Writing Symposium.

Plans for 2017-18

  • Know every student by name, strength and need.  Continue to build a strong advisory program where one adult advisor serves 20 or fewer students.
  • Advisors are the first point of contact for parents and families. They build strong relationships and provide a relentless approach to increase and sustain measurable achievement for their advisory students
  • Provide 1:1 technology in which every student has a Chromebook to use during instruction and at home to extend and enrich learning outside regular school hours.
  • Increase access to hands-on learning through electives in science olympiads, design and engineering, robotics, and natural resource and conservation classes. American Sign Language is another newer elective and many students have already selected this as their number one elective choice.
  • Continue to build Maker Space Experiences in both our Library / Media Center and in CTE classrooms.
  • All students reading 30 minutes or more required reading every day before or after school.  
  • Chinook staff will provide standards-based instruction and grading practices across all subjects.  Professional Development and support is in place for the 2017– 2018 school year.
  • Students will continue to build on the understanding and use of restorative practices.
  • Our Positive Behavior and Support team has reignited a focus on strengthening and aligning communication between students, staff and parents regarding school-wide expectations and guidelines.  
  • Continued Partnerships with Boeing, Alaska Airlines, and the Mac Strong Team-Works Foundation (a Mentorship program that serves at-risk youth grades 3 – 12).
  • Build on the summer school session to explore high school graduation and College and Career Readiness in an enrichment camp-style experience.

Enrollment Category by Grade

 

7

8

Grand Total

Regular Education

228

242

470

Special Education

50

38

88

Total

278

280

558

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

7th Grade

34.3%

46.9%

8th Grade

40.3%

39.3%

ELA (SBA)

All grades, disaggregated by student group*

Student Group

2015-16

2016-17

ALL

37%

43%

Asian

50%

58%

Black

25%

27%

Latino

32%

39%

Limited English

2%

7%

Low Income

32%

38%

Pacific Islander

22%

28%

Students with IEPs

3%

4%

Two or More Races

45%

52%

White

56%

73%

Math (SBA)

All students

Grade

2015-16

2016-17

7th Grade

31.1%

39.5%

8th Grade

29.2%

24.7%

Math (SBA)

All grades, disaggregated by student group*

Student Group

2015-16

2016-17

ALL

29%

32%

Asian

46%

45%

Black

16%

23%

Latino

23%

26%

Limited English

2%

6%

Low Income

24%

26%

Pacific Islander

12%

22%

Students w/ IEPs

2%

1%

Two or More Races

34%

48%

White

49%

46%

Science (MSP)

All students

Grade

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

8th Grade

48.6%

44.4%

50.9%

48.6%

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: 7-8
Enrollment: 625
Facility: Built in 1957 and remodeled in 1989.

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

72%

Support
Services

16.1%

Central Admin

5.5%

Principal’s 
Office

6.4%

Source: Actual 2017-18 expenditures as of August 2018.

Demographics

WHO WE ARE AT CHINOOK

Race

Percentage

American Indian or Alaska Native

0.20%

Asian

18.80%

Black or African American

18.60%

Hispanic

38.00%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

6.80%

Two or More Races

4.30%

White

13.30%