Highline Public Schools
is a public school
system in Washington
, headquartered in Burien
. As of October 2007, it serves 17,331 students and has 997 teachers. Highline serves the cities of Burien, Des Moines
, and SeaTac
as well as areas of unincorporated King County
such as White Center and Boulevard Park.
Highline consists of four main "service areas", Evergreen, Highline, Mount Rainier, and Tyee, which once represented the district's four high schools. Students in the Highline and Mount Rainier service areas generally attend the area's high school; students in the Evergreen and Tyee service areas attend one of the service area's three small schools. Each service area also contains one middle school which acts as a feeder to the area's high school(s). The four service areas are further divided into separate areas corresponding to the district's elementary schools, which also act as feeders to the area's middle school.
The district's current superintendent is John Welch, the former deputy superintendent. The school board consists of five members: Bernie Dorsey, Susan Goding, Sili Savusa, Julie Burr Spani, and Michael Spear.
The district's first school, Highline High School
, opened in 1924. Evergreen High School
, Mount Rainier High School
, and Tyee High School
were added at later times to... Read More