C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Highline School District is a public school district located in Burien, WA. It has 19,545 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
15675 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
Telephone
(206) 631-3070
Website

Highline School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1110
541 responses
Average ACT
22
101 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,545
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,265
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$231,019,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,817/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Highline School District Reviews

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My Experience in the Highline School district was overall well. Concering academics, teachers always tried their best to give education that was the best for students. In my school, many teachers would go the extra mile and become like a friend to the students. The diversity of this school district is amazing! Recently, elementary schools have started a dual langguage classroom enviroment, allowing students to learn both english and spanish. One improvement could be the fact that the district should let the student's opinion be heard more.
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Highline School district contains a very diverse atmosphere and is very inclusive of a variety of cultures. The sports could use some more support and the facilities could be better. They need to do a better job at encouraging kids to play sports and getting quality coaches.The people are very friendly and the administration is organized, approachable, and strong. They also offer many different opportunities and have great outside connections. For instance, they offer running start through Highline Community College which helps kids get a jumpstart on their college education for free.
I have always liked that the Highline school district has been very accepting in comparison with other districts within the US. All my teachers and principles have always been very strong proponents for full equality for all. We had issues with racism and homophobia my junior year of high school, and all students involved were promptly expelled. The promptness with which all of my schools within the Highline district have pounced on any injustices, is something I feel should be applauded. However, I do believe that the district is tragically underfunded. I feel that this is an issue that effects all students attending schools inside the district, as we do not get as many opportunities as other districts. Of course, this is not fully the fault of the district, but it is the one major unsatisfactory element of my experience with the Highline district.