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Staff drawing names for CFAC Lottery, observed by a lottery volunteer.

A new year of planning for future needs kicks off Wednesday, October 10. Community members from every high school service area in Highline Public Schools are charged with recommending a long-range capital facilities plan to the school board.

hands holding a group of people

Safety is a community-wide issue. That came out loud and clear at the community safety meetings we conducted last spring in partnership with community leaders.

Burien Brat Trot

It's not too late to register for the Burien Brat Trot—a true community celebration that brings out the fun in all of us and also raises critical funds for the Highline Schools Foundation.

Superintendent Susan Enfield with a White Center Heights students at a bus stop.

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! It is always a joy for us to welcome new and returning students, staff and families to Highline. As we begin our year together, I want to share with you some of the exciting changes that are underway across the district.

White Center Heights students on the school bus.

Our schools and classrooms are buzzing again. The 2018-19 school year is officially underway. Students jumped into learning and collaborating. Teachers and staff are ready to motivate and inspire. 

A student works with a teacher during language arts class.

Under a tentative agreement reached this week, we will raise educator salaries by 13% for the 2018-19 school year. This is the latest in a multi-year effort to raise teacher pay. 

Our Mission

At Des Moines Elementary, we value each of the roles within our community. We view students, families, teachers, and staff as integral components to ongoing success. We see every member of our community as having something to offer, something to gain, and many ways to demonstrate success.

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