17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: K-6
Facility: Opened in 1954. Newly constructed school opened February 2008.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • We focused district and schoolwide on strengthening instructional practices in engaging students in reading and analyzing complex texts and tasks.
  • Teachers collaborated on developing their focus on standards based instruction by engaging in cycles of professional learning and planning around the Common Core State Standards.
  • We saw growth on state assessments in many academic areas. Student growth was consistently monitored through data, which helped in differentiating instruction to target students and provide appropriate interventions.
  • Students worked in small skill groups to focus on many areas of literacy including phonics, decoding words, fluency, and comprehension.
  • Teachers utilized specific strategies such as sentence stems & visual supports to ensure equitable access to engage all students.
  • We implemented year 3 of the RULER, which guides our focus on the whole child and our work around social-emotional learning.
  • We were able to provide enrichment opportunities including robotics, choir, 6th grade Camp Waskowitz, soccer, an after school program called Bear Club, the Shine Bright mentoring program, personalized learning before school program, Xylophone Squad and Girls on the Run.

Plans for 2018-19

  • Continue strategic, small skill-group instruction in pre K through sixth grade. Teachers will use the district frameworks (teacher guides) and assessments to help support reading instruction.  There will continue be a strong emphasis on students’ ability to deeply comprehend complex texts and tasks. In grades 4-6, there will also be an emphasis on writing instruction in reading, math, social studies, and science.
  • Provide high quality, engaging standards-based instruction in all grades (PreK-6th).
  • Work to reduce the number of in-school suspensions and honor our district-wide goal of reducing out-of-school suspensions. We would do this by utilizing our Student Success Center and all of our school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
  • Continue to work the RULER approach into our social-emotional learning blocks.
  • Deepen adult practice with Inclusive Education. We will work to utilize more push-in and co-teaching support to ensure the effectiveness of our inclusion model.
  • Schoolwide, grade-level targeted GLAD strategies (sentence stems & visuals) to help support our English Language Learners.
  • Continue the work with PBIS to assure an educational environment conducive to learning. Start the education process of a restorative justice school.

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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