Des Moines Elementary School
23801 16th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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2018-19 Performance Report

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School Information

Grades served in 2018-19

K-6

Facility

Opened in 1925. New building opened in Fall 2019
 

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  • Teachers will continue professional learning efforts in the areas of reading, writing, and math workshop with a strong focus on the Common Core State Standards. Teachers will collaborate with each other on aligning daily lessons, assessments, and instructional strategies to ensure students are receiving rigorous, standards based learning.
  • Students performing above or below grade level will receive additional support and small group instruction designed to accelerate learning.
  • Teachers will engage in regular cycles of inquiry to look at academic and social/emotional growth measures in order to inform next steps in instruction.
  • In mathematics, teachers will focus on problem solving strategies in service of meeting common core state standards.
  • We will continue to use Positive Behavior Intervention strategies to ensure all students feel welcome, safe and valued members of our school. As a staff, we will continue to focus on implementing social emotional strategies through the RULER program.
  • We will continue to provide additional supports to students through our Check, Connect, and Expect program, small group social skills groups, as well as use of peer mentors.
  • We will continue to incorporate technology based programs into our core curriculum to enrich learning as well as tap into different learning styles.
  • We will enrich our academic programming by adding a Developmental Preschool and Challenge programs.

Highlights & Plans

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.