17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: PreK-6
Facility: Opened in 1948. newly constructed school opened September 2004.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • Professional learning focused on instructional strategies to support deep learning in reading and math (close reading, student discourse, intentional questioning, etc).
  • Hazel Valley students, families, and staff worked together to develop our new Hornet Habits. We were our best selves by being considerate, curious, resourceful, problem solvers.
  • Established an Equity Professional Learning Community Team.
  • Began to develop essential mindsets—value English Language Learners’ (ELL) assets and expect excellence from every ELL.
  • Established attendance team and implemented strategies to increase attendance, with the focus on Kindergarten students. As a result, chronic absences in kindergarten decreased from 16 students with 5+ absences in September-October to nine students with 5+ absences from April-May.
  • Provide incoming kindergarten families with tools and resources that support strong attendance by educating and supporting families through family engagement events and outreach opportunities.

Plans for 2018-19

  • Teachers have high expectations and align content knowledge, resources, assessments and instruction to Common Core to ensure equitable access for all.
    • Teachers use multiple formative/summative assessments and research-based, data-driven instruction to engage and communicate with students about their progress toward standards mastery.
    • Continue finding fun ways to celebrate positive behavior, teach social-emotional skills, and recognize our Hornet Habit Leaders. Continue to use RULER tools and learn about restorative justice.
    • Continue to grow the capacity of our PTA to ensure more parents and teachers are involved in school wide goals.
    • Gather more data from the community regarding how we are doing at welcoming parents into the school and relaying information to them.
    • Continue our work on engaging families and getting feedback from the community on how to get more families involved in the school community.
    • Establish shared understanding of racial equity and begin to disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students can succeed.
  • Establish use of GLAD strategies with the support of a GLAD lead teacher and ELL coach.

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.

School Report Card