2018-19 Performance Report

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School Information

Grades served in 2018-19

7-8

Facility

Opened in 1957. Modernization took place in 1989.
 

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Highlights & Plans

Highlights for 2018-19

  • Increased students' sense of belonging at school through advisory which focuses on community building, social emotional learning, and executive functioning skills.
  • Increased the percent of students passing 7th grade Standards Based Assessment (SBA) from 33 percent to 49 percent in ELA and 26 percent to 32 percent in Math.
  • Held family events every other week including: Dinner with the Principal, Future Cougar Nights, Cascade Connections, Academic Symposiums, and Latino Family Nights.  
  • Reduced the number of out-of-school suspensions for the third consecutive year.
  • Our Spanish Dual Language program is in its 4th year of implementation.
  • Implemented a community based grant in collaboration with the White Center CDA with an emphasis on school culture through the lens of race and equity.

Plans for 2019-20

  • Support English Language Learners through a schoolwide focus on language acquisition strategies.
  • Expand music, Spanish and CTE offerings.
  • Continue to increase family engagement with our PTSA. Our PTSA is going into its 3rd year.
  • Increase lessons on social-emotional skills and college readiness during advisory.
  • Provide staff with cultural competency training throughout the year to strengthen connections between staff, students and families.
  • Continue to study and align teacher's work with the Common Core State Standards to ensure that students gain knowledge and skills in their daily standards-based activities, assessments, materials, curriculum and instruction.
  • Create a collaborative culture working with students, families and instructors on collective responsibility and high expectations for learning and accountability.
  • Teachers will share their practices, collaborate and make results transparent by engaging in ongoing Professional Learning Communities (PLC) work by department.

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.

District Funds

HOW HIGHLINE DISTRICT DOLLARS ARE INVESTED (%)

Area

Percentage

Teaching & 
Learning

73.6%

Support
Services

14.1%

Central Admin

6.4%

Principal’s 
Office

5.9%

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