This school and its staff need some serious improvement. As a parent of a student, I am very disappointed in the teachers as well as the office staff. Teachers do pick favorites and if your student is not one of them, then they are pretty much left behind and set up for failure. Instead of the teachers being about and for all of their students to succeed, they would rather pick a small handfull to give every opportunity to. Making it very difficult for students to feel their worth and come anywhere near their full potential. Borderline bullies, with authority is a good description of a few teachers. Office staff is very un-organized, and they are not in the least bit consistent. This school has gone down hill in the last few years. What once was a great school, is now a sad excuse for a place your kids go to waste 6+ hours of their day, five days a week. They definately need a complete overhaul on the building and 90% of the staff. I am very dissappointed in how my child was treated while attending, and the education she was "supposed" to receive along with the guidance, encouragement, and life readyness she was also supposed to receive.
this school is great very diverse, and the teachers i had were amazing and very supportive and available for extra help.
I am a student at this school but perhaps it's a little difficult for me to write a proper review without having seen other high schools. I feel that many of the reviews on here are accurate, both the negative and positive ones. For instance: "[...]As a teacher myself, I am stunned by the lack of guidance by the school district." I feel that this is accurate to some degree. The administrative decisions that happen at highline are sometimes poorly planned or improperly implemented. The bell schedule is inconsistent. The administration is involved in academics, but loosely. They don't have the resources to manage each and every student's progress. They end up having to give overreaching advice and non-specific encouragement at assemblies and extra curricular gatherings. It is often difficult to find someone with spare time discuss things. Academics are rigorous should you chose to apply yourself, and relaxed otherwise. This year AP classes have been promoted quite a bit, and running start is always an option.
Highline is an okay school. It's not a fantastic school, but it's not terrible either. Don't believe all the reviews on here, there is Bullying. I am a freshman at Highline, and I've already witnessed 4 fistfights. I've been asked if I wanted weed twice, and the windows in all of my classes are broken, scratched up, and have bullet holes in them. The teachers are okay, they're not great. And supplies is bad, everyone has to share books.
My experience as a former student at this school is extremely negative. I've noticed little teacher involvement with their students academics, lack of organization amongst staff that resulted in unfair disadvantage's to students. and almost excessive student against student criticism. While Highline is an old institution and has proved it's worth in the past, it is time for a serious overhaul. New policies and higher expectations of teachers is necessary.
Highline is the best school in our whole district! Maybe our test scores our low, but that's because people tend to skip school to hang out with friends instead. But our school spirit is amazing, nobody can deny that Highline students are truly proud and will go all out for your high school, even if we don't have the best athletic record. And there is no bullying; you never hear of any fights or arguments, because everyone is truly accepting of one another; we are one big happy family, and that's great! Personally, I think I made the right choice by going to Highline this year, and I'm proud to say that, yes, I DO bleed purple and gold :) Go Pirates!
well..I LOVE hhs. its the best high school ever. the campus is great and very well organized. the teachers are fantastic-theyre always there for you wether its school related or not. the students are wonderful-nobody 'bullies' anybody or anything. its like one big happy family =]
Highline H.S. has exceeded our expectations in providing excellent programs and options for our daughter. It has been very supportive of her academic goals.
This school is great. It has the best teachers and I love it! The campus is great and the students are wonderful
What concerns me about this school is that the teachers seem relatively uninterested in student progress. This could be because pay is low, or due to a lack of leadership, as the principal often sets the tone for the level of faculty/parent interaction. With retirement looming, I sense the principal's foot is off the gas pedal, and children are getting less as a result. I've had kids at three different high schools... unfortunately, of the three, this one seems to have the lowest expectations of both teachers and students. C'mon, Highline...you can do better.
Some teachers know what they are talking about and others don't.It really depends on the teacher that you get. Sporting activities at the school are great and very competitive. I didn't always feel safe walking through the halls.
I am not impressed with administration. School lacks instruction in Mathematics; not enough educational materials for each classroom. Disorganization for school enrollment; class scheduling. School does not challenge students who may be ahead in one subject but at grade level in another. Setting the students up to fail from the beginning of the 9th grade for the wasl. When I went to school, there were 6 classes a day, not this every other day or three weeks on, three weeks off garbage. Students don't retain the information unless it's daily. As a teacher myself, I am stunned by the lack of guidance by the school district.
In my opinion I think that Highline High School is a great school for student learning. The quality of academin programs are really progressing. I also think that the availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are also progressing and alot of students are involving in some of these subjects. I belive that more parents should be involved in what there children are doing.
Highline is a great school to attend. One of its great perks is that it has a close relationship with the community college which allows kids to go to HCC in their junior year of their high school. The second most wonderful thing about the school is that it is one of very few schools who is on a semister schedule, meaning with four period days, you would complete what is normally a full years math class in just 10 weeks. This allows for a fresh start for students every semister and gives students many more credits than a different institution. Look into it, you will like it.
The teachers at Highline High school are wonderful, most of them will go the extra mile to help their students and also to make learning fun. The downside to Highline, is the Principal, who isn't very involved with her students and doesn't really make an effort to get to know them.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Highline High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Highline High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.