17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: 7-8
Enrollment: 558
Facility: Opened in 1960. Modernization took place in 1980 and 1995.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • Increased Student Achievement measured by the SBA
    • 8th grade ELA increased 18%
    • 8th grade Math increased 12%
  • Implementation of Standards Based Instruction and Standards Based Grading
  • Inclusion practices where all students receive grade-level instruction
  • Opportunities for students: Ignite Mentor Program, 7th and 8th grade AVID, Zero hour Jazz Band, student-led assemblies, after-school programming and summer programming
  • Incoming 7th grade Jump Start: Incoming 7th graders participated in two half days at the Middle School Bridge Program to promote a smooth transition from elementary to middle school
  • Restorative practices and PBIS to support students and families
  • Well attended Student-Led Conferences - 93% of students completed their Spring SLC and participated in Fun Day in recognition of their hard work
  • Parent night for suicide prevention
  • Showing of the film “Angst” to students and community
  • Pacific students visited Washington DC and New York
  • 8th grade celebration parent award brunch
  • Award winning band program: Wind ensemble competed in San Francisco at the Worldstrides Heritage Performance and took 1st place with a gold rating and received the most outstanding band in all categories
  • Future City team won first place in Regional competition and competed in Nationals in Washington DC

Plans for 2018-19

  • Continue Standards Based Instruction and Standards Based Grading
  • Host parent nights to help families learn more about Standards Based Grading
  • Expand AVID by adding an additional 7th grade section. - This will give us two 7th grade sections and one 8th grade section
  • Add AVID Excell and implement AVID strategies building wide for all students
  • Monthly student celebrations
  • Place students in grade level “houses” to ensure that every student is known by name, strength and need
  • Culture and Climate team: create systems to celebrate students and staff for leading the “Viking Way” and being their best self

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

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

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