Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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615 S 200th St Des Moines, WA 98198

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How Can We Help? Tell Us In our Learning Experience Survey

In the past 20 months we’ve gone from school closures to distance learning to hybrid learning and now to full-time, in-person learning with remote options. 

Families, secondary students and staff have the opportunity to share feedback, input and ideas on how to support learning experiences in Highline so we can adapt to current needs. Hearing from you is the key to addressing what isn’t working and capitalizing on what is. 

Our fall 2021 Learning Experience Survey is underway. Please help us support you and our students by completing the survey. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete, and your answers will be anonymous. The survey closes on Friday, December 17. 

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Past Surveys Making a Difference

Students and Families 

In the spring 2021 Learning Experience Survey, families shared student needs around socialization, staying on track with assignments, amount of screen time, physical activity, student focus and fear of falling behind.  

We prioritized a return to full-time, in-person learning to address many of these needs. To combat the fear of falling behind, we are also implementing grade-appropriate learning, which prioritizes content for the current grade level and reviews skills from previous grades only when students need them to learn current grade-level work. 

Families shared a need for childcare and mental health support. In the 2021-22 school year we funded a counselor at every school and provided after-school childcare during summer school.


The spring 2021 Learning Experience Survey showed how overwhelmed staff are feeling. We made a few changes in response. We relaxed deadlines and increased supports and staffing at schools. We provided central office coverage for sub shortages in buildings and allocated additional staff to support remote learning and ensured in-person learning capacity. Bus drivers, support staff and all employee groups were maintained rather than laying off staff. 

Please help us in continuing to support our students by completing the Fall 2021 Learning Experience Survey