2018-19 Performance Report

School Information

Grades served in 2018-19



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Highlights & Plans

Highlights for 2018-19

  • Showed strong growth from our ELL students’ language development as evidenced by improvements in their ELPA21 scores.
  • Increased all students’ ability to explain their thinking in reading and math, especially verbally through student discourse opportunities.
  • Developed students’ skills in emotional self-regulation through our ongoing RULER implementation.
  • Launched teachers’ participation in Professional Learning Communities as a structure for analyzing data for the purpose of providing all students what they need to succeed academically.
  • Implemented a new online reading and math intervention tool, iReady, that provided growth data to teachers for all students.
  • Established a school-based equity team that looked at culturally relevant practices to increase the academic success of all our students.
  • Involved families of a variety of cultural backgrounds in discussions about how to improve our school’s academic program.

Plans for 2019-20

  • Create a schoolwide plan that targets the development of a formative assessment system where teachers are analyzing student work to inform future instructional decisions.
  • Ask students to set academic goals for themselves—daily, weekly, monthly—to assess their progress toward grade level standards.
  • Fully implement our district’s new math curriculum.
  • Increase opportunities for all families to learn about and offer input into their students’ academic program, including:
    • Continuing with our monthly Somali and Hispanic family meetings.
    • Expanding our Families and Teachers Working Together events to include first grade
    • Hosting a Math Night to share information about our district’s new math curriculum adoption.
  • Continue our work to support students emotionally through our implementation of RULER tools.
  • Launch year 2 of our school’s iReady implementation, a reading and math online intervention and enrichment program that provides important student growth data for teachers.
  • Establish a Family Engagement Committee to increase and enhance the evening activities we offer our Shorewood parents.
  • Offer onsite before- and after-school childcare for our students with a new community partner, Right At School.

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.

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Source: Actual 2018-19 expenditures as of August 2019.