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Highline School District

GreatSchools Rating: 4 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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15675 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
King County
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PH: (206) 433-2217
FAX: (360) 448-6409

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 17,992 students
  • 45 schools

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 MSP Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 58% (2013)
 53% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 61% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Math
 55% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 46% (2010)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 58% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 52% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 49% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 46% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

Math
 58% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 46% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 62% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 57% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Science
 53% (2013)
 49% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 21% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 58% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 42% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 62% (2013)
 62% (2012)
 60% (2011)
 54% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

Math
 62% (2013)
 62% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 46% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 58% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 48% (2011)
 52% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

Writing
 54% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 56% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

Math
 57% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 41% (2010)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 58% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 60% (2011)
 56% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

Science
 51% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 47% (2011)
 39% (2010)
The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

Math
 47% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 38% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 MSP Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black58%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic44%
American Indian40%
Pacific Islander54%
White78%
Low income51%
Not low income79%
Special education19%
Not special education65%
Limited English30%

MathThis District
All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black51%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic43%
American Indian40%
Pacific Islander42%
White71%
Low income48%
Not low income73%
Special education18%
Not special education61%
Limited English29%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students58%
Female65%
Male51%
Black59%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic49%
American Indian24%
Pacific Islander41%
White70%
Low income53%
Not low income73%
Special education17%
Not special education65%
Limited English23%

WritingThis District
All Students49%
Female60%
Male40%
Black46%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic41%
American Indian29%
Pacific Islander46%
White55%
Low income44%
Not low income65%
Special education10%
Not special education56%
Limited English24%

MathThis District
All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black61%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic47%
American Indian47%
Pacific Islander40%
White69%
Low income53%
Not low income75%
Special education17%
Not special education65%
Limited English29%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black47%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic53%
American Indian44%
Pacific Islander45%
White80%
Low income54%
Not low income84%
Special education20%
Not special education69%
Limited English27%

ScienceThis District
All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black36%
Asian54%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic45%
American Indian44%
Pacific Islander46%
White74%
Low income45%
Not low income74%
Special education20%
Not special education58%
Limited English21%

MathThis District
All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black41%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic49%
American Indian56%
Pacific Islander51%
White75%
Low income50%
Not low income81%
Special education15%
Not special education66%
Limited English27%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Black51%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic51%
American Indian39%
Pacific Islander58%
White76%
Low income55%
Not low income81%
Special education16%
Not special education71%
Limited English19%

MathThis District
All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Black39%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic53%
American Indian33%
Pacific Islander55%
White74%
Low income55%
Not low income80%
Special education15%
Not special education71%
Limited English28%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black34%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic51%
American Indian50%
Pacific Islander45%
White73%
Low income52%
Not low income76%
Special education25%
Not special education64%
Limited English20%

WritingThis District
All Students54%
Female66%
Male42%
Black36%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic45%
American Indian63%
Pacific Islander46%
White64%
Low income48%
Not low income69%
Special education17%
Not special education60%
Limited English20%

MathThis District
All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black31%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic49%
American Indian56%
Pacific Islander36%
White71%
Low income49%
Not low income80%
Special education12%
Not special education65%
Limited English21%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black50%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic48%
American Indian35%
Pacific Islander29%
White75%
Low income52%
Not low income73%
Special education17%
Not special education65%
Limited English20%

ScienceThis District
All Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
Black36%
Asian59%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic38%
American Indian35%
Pacific Islander22%
White73%
Low income43%
Not low income69%
Special education20%
Not special education56%
Limited English10%

MathThis District
All Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
Black35%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic36%
American Indian18%
Pacific Islander39%
White58%
Low income41%
Not low income62%
Special education7%
Not special education54%
Limited English28%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 HSPE Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10

Reading
 75% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 72% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

Science
 32% (2011)
 34% (2010)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

Writing
 74% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 81% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

Math
 32% (2010)
The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 HSPE Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Black64%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic65%
American Indian73%
Pacific Islander63%
White86%
Low income69%
Not low income86%
Special education34%
Not special education81%
Limited English26%

WritingThis District
All Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Black71%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic61%
American Indian70%
Pacific Islander69%
White82%
Low income68%
Not low income82%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English35%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 EOC Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 7

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 100% in 2011.

Algebra I
 96% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 97% in 2011.

Geometry
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

Source: WA OSPI, 2010-2011

Grade 8

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 99% in 2013.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

Algebra I
 83% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 82% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 97% in 2013.

Geometry
 97% (2013)
 99% (2012)
 96% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 96% in 2013.

Biology I
 18% (2013)
 22% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

Algebra I
 38% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 35% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 53% in 2013.

Geometry
 84% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 69% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 61% in 2013.

Biology I
 51% (2013)
 44% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

Algebra I
 17% (2013)
 18% (2012)
 15% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 28% in 2013.

Geometry
 48% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 41% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 21% in 2012.

Biology I
 26% (2013)
 27% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

Algebra I
 9% (2013)
 22% (2012)
 19% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 30% in 2013.

Geometry
 17% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 30% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 26% in 2012.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
 36% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

Algebra I
 18% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 25% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

Geometry
 12% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 17% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 EOC Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black85%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial88%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income82%
Not low income84%
Not special education83%
Limited English73%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
White96%
Low income98%
Not low income97%
Not special education97%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students18%
Female12%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income15%
Not low income33%
Not special education19%

Algebra IThis District
All Students38%
Female36%
Male39%
Black29%
Asian52%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial44%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander33%
White45%
Low income35%
Not low income46%
Special education29%
Not special education39%
Limited English26%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black79%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income78%
Not low income91%
Not special education85%
Limited English60%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students51%
Female49%
Male52%
Black37%
Asian61%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial54%
American Indian64%
Pacific Islander32%
White73%
Low income39%
Not low income71%
Special education14%
Not special education56%
Limited English14%

Algebra IThis District
All Students17%
Female16%
Male18%
Black9%
Asian33%
Asian/Pacific Islander24%
Hispanic12%
Multiracial23%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander11%
White27%
Low income14%
Not low income26%
Special education12%
Not special education19%
Limited English9%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students48%
Female43%
Male53%
Black34%
Asian51%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial49%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander29%
White66%
Low income43%
Not low income61%
Special education28%
Not special education49%
Limited English32%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students26%
Female27%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low income20%
Special education36%
Not special education22%
Limited English24%

Algebra IThis District
All Students9%
Female9%
Male9%
Black7%
Asian17%
Asian/Pacific Islander11%
Hispanic13%
Multiracial0%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander0%
White8%
Low income12%
Not low income4%
Special education2%
Not special education11%
Limited English10%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students17%
Female18%
Male15%
Black24%
Asian16%
Asian/Pacific Islander11%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander0%
White30%
Low income13%
Not low income23%
Special education4%
Not special education19%
Limited English11%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students18%
Female15%
Male22%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Low income11%
Not low income30%
Special education21%
Not special education18%
Limited English9%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students12%
Female11%
Male12%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income8%
Not low income22%
Not special education9%
Limited English5%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher Experience
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Average years educational experience11112
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Master's degree or higher161%66%
Student-Teacher Ratio
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students per classroom teacher11717

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Hispanic32%16%
White29%64%
Asian/Pacific Islander19%9%
Black12%6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native2%3%
Unspecified6%n/a
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program163%42%
Special education113%13%
Transitional bilingual121%8%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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