17-18 Performance Report

School Information

School Information

Grades: 9-12
Facility: The original Evergreen High School opened in 1955, with partial modernization in 1989. 

Highlights for 2017-18

  • Opened the district’s high school Spanish Dual Language program and included various extra-curricular opportunities such as the Bilingual Speakers Panel Series and Mentor Reading Project at Mount View Elementary.
  • Increased the student average daily attendance rate by 7% compared to last year.
  • Increased Advanced Placement (AP) courses by offering 11 different AP course options.
  • 75% of our graduates plan on attending college in the fall.
  • The class of 2018 received $1,097,000 in scholarships towards college.
  • Increased academic achievement on all comparable Highline Benchmark Assessments in reading and math.
  • Increased athletics programs to include varsity baseball, a competitive dance team and summer programs/camps, which have more than 150 students enrolled.
  • The junior class completed arts integration projects and attended a performance of Hamilton at the Paramount Theatre.
  • Established our community advisory board and cultivated partnerships to receive multiple community grants. Most notably, the White Center Community Development Association received the Best Starts for Kids Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices and the School Environment for nearly $900,000 over three years, in conjunction with Evergreen High School, Cascade Middle School and Mount View Elementary School.

Plans for 2018-19

  • Offer new language courses to reflect our community, such as Somali for Somali Speakers, Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers, and continue to grow our Spanish Dual Language program.
  • Offer new courses to enrich students’ preparation for college and career, such as University of Washington College in the High School courses, AP Studio Art 2D, DECA, Work-Based Learning and Introduction to Culinary Arts.
  • Add Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble to grow our music program.
  • Support English Language Learners through a schoolwide focus on common reading, writing and discourse strategies.
  • Institute a common standards-based grading scale for all courses and continue staff professional learning and collaboration around standards-based instruction and grading.
  • Continue to increase family engagement with monthly family nights and live contact with every family at least twice a year.
  • Increase social-emotional learning through quarterly areas of focus and lessons in advisory.
  • Serve as a Race and Identity Study Site school within the district to increase cultural competency training and equitable curriculum that reflects our students and families.
  • Continue college and career access through partnerships with universities and college access organizations and our involvement in the Puget Sound Educational Service District’s College and Career Leadership Institute.  

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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