2018-19 Performance Report

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School Information

Grades

9-12

Facility

Evergreen High School opened in 1955, with partial modernization in 1989. 
 

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Highlights & Plans

Highlights for 2018-19

  • Highest graduation rate among Highline’s comprehensive high schools in 2018, with a graduation rate of 86 percent.
  • 75 percent of our 2019 graduates planned on attending a post-secondary program/college and 10 percent are attending the University of Washington in Seattle. 
  • Reduced suspensions by 25 percent by focusing on community and relationship-building, as well as intentional support for struggling students.
  • Increased the percentage of students passing the English Language Arts Smarter Balanced Assessment (ELA SBA) by 5 to 10 percent.
  • Athletics participation numbers continued to rise and we are sending 220 student athletes to camps this summer. 
  • Offered new language courses to reflect our community, such as Somali for Somali Speakers, Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers, and continued to grow our Spanish Dual Language program.
  • Offered 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, and Introduction to Culinary Arts.
  • Added Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble to grow our music program.
  • Instituted a common standards-based grading scale for all courses and continue staff professional learning and collaboration around standards-based instruction and grading.
  • Continued to increase family engagement with monthly family nights. 

Plans for 2019-20

  • Continue to grow our Spanish Dual Language program in its third year on campus, offering classes driven by student voice and career interests, such as Interpretation & Translation and Teaching Academy.
  • Engage in targeted one on one development of seniors’ high school and beyond plan to ensure every student achieves their post-secondary goals. 
  • Strengthen math instruction and student achievement with a focus on analyzing and interpreting data across relevant content areas. 
  • Support English Language Learners and elevate student voice with a schoolwide focus on academic discourse and questioning.
  • Continue to grow our music program by adding Orchestra and Marching Band, as well as sharing a choir teacher with Cascade Middle School to grow the 6th through 12th grade choir pathway.
  • Continue to support improvement with attendance by providing targeted interventions to students with struggling attendance.
  • Increase family engagement by establishing our PTSA and having monthly school/family gatherings at various locations in the community.
  • Deepen community engagement by having our Community Advisory Board partner on specific family engagement and college and career strategies as found in our school’s annual action plan.

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.