Performance Plans

School Information

Grades served 2019-20

6-8

Facility

Glacier Middle School opened in Fall 2019.

Plans for 2019-20

  • 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

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.