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Highline Gold Star Winners in 2019

Do you work with someone who has made a significant impact on our students and schools? The Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Award nomination process is now open.

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The window for submitting an in-district transfer is now open. The window is December 9 through January 31. We will notify families of a transfer decision by March 2.

Weather snow

From time to time during the winter months, the weather may force a change in the normal school schedule. We want you to be prepared and know where to get information.

Parents talk with a Des Moines Teacher

Want to get the most out of your student conference? Here are seven questions to ask during your conference. Use these questions to build a stronger partnership with your student’s teacher and school.

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Making a decision about weather-related school closures and schedule changes is always difficult because so many different situations have to be considered. We do our very best to balance the many interests at stake, but we recognize that no matter what decision we make, it will not please everyone.

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Ready for your review! You are invited to dig deep into data and track our progress using an interactive annual report.
 

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We refinanced bonds sold in 2009, saving taxpayers $1.2 million in repayment costs. The savings will lower the amount of money that will be collected from taxpayers to pay off previously issued bonds. 

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Our graduation rate is up for the sixth year in a row! The class of 2019 graduated at 83.3%, an increase of more than two points over last year and more than 20 points since 2013. 

Our Mission

Lead with equity and love, to serve an ever-changing community that is determined to learn.

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