Highline Public Schools, Washington
|Highline Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Susan Enfield|
|Number of schools:||36|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Bernie Dorsey|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Highline Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtKing County, Washington with administrative offices in Burien. The district serves students throughout southwestern King County including Burien, Normandy Park and SeaTac. The population of Burien was 33,313 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Burien lagged behind the rest of Washington in median income according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The U.S. Census found the median income in Burien was $51,858 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 14.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate in 2010. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (26.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The current Superintendent of Highline Public Schools is Dr. Susan Enfield. She has served in the position since her appointment in July 2012. Enfield previously served as Chief Academic Officer with Seattle Public Schools. She has a three-year contract with an annual salary of $220,000.
The Highline Public Schools Board of Directors consists of five members elected in geographic districts to four-year terms. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.
|Highline Public Schools Board of Directors|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Tyrone Curry, Sr.||1||2011||2015|
|Angelica M. Alvarez||2||2009||2017|
|Michael D. Spear||5||2007||2015|
School board elections
- See also: Highline Public Schools elections (2013)
Members of the Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013 and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Highline Public Schools Board of Directors maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||The Board of Directors of Highline Public Schools welcomes the public to the business meetings of the Board and dedicates time at these meetings to hear from the public on agenda items and other issues of concern.
It is important for all community members to feel welcome and safe in the Board's business meetings. Audience members will be expected to treat all attendees with respect and civility, just as Highline Public Schools expects of students in our schools.
In order to provide opportunities to address the Board, speakers are allowed only one 5-minute time per meeting.
If you want to give your time to someone else, you must attend the Board meeting and announce this to the Board when it is your turn to speak. The person to whom you cede your time will receive the remainder of your 4 minutes and should speak to the same topic.
If you have handouts to give to the board, please bring 7 copies and give them to the Board staff ahead of the meeting. No one should approach the dais with handouts.
The Board does not take public comments on issues related to personnel or individually named staff at Board meetings; speakers will be ruled out of order by the president. The president will also rule a speaker out of order for the use of name-calling, profanity, racial slurs or threats. Persons who attempts to disrupt the meeting will be asked to leave.
How to Sign Up for Public Testimony
The Board agenda is posted by close of business the Friday before Board meetings. The School Board Office will take sign-ups for the public testimony list starting at 8:00am on the Monday before regular Board meetings and continue until 12:00pm day of the meeting.
To sign up for public testimony, members of the public should call 206-631-3001 and must give their legal name, telephone number, address and the topic they would like to address. (Since Highline Public Schools is a public agency, this information will fall into the public domain) If complete information is not provided, you will not be included on the list. Please note, only the person who will be providing testimony may request the spot.
Highline Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Highline Public Schools employed 1,041 K-12 teachers during the 2013-2014 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15-credit intervals up to 135 quarter credits. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Highline Education Association for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in Highline Public Schools are represented in contract negotiations by the Highline Education Association (HEA). The current President of HEA is Sue McCabe.
Schools in Highline Public Schools
The district served 18,893 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 5.9% increase in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Highline Public Schools operates 36 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Highline Public Schools|
|Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment|
|Arts & Academics Academy|
|Beverly Park Elementary School|
|Big Picture School|
|Bow Lake Elementary School|
|Cascade Middle School|
|Cedarhurst Elementary School|
|Chinook Middle School|
|Des Moines Elementary School|
|Global Connections High School|
|Gregory Heights Elementary School|
|Hazel Valley Elementary School|
|Health Sciences & Human Services High School|
|Highline High School|
|Hilltop Elementary School|
|Madrona Elementary School|
|Marvista Elementary School|
|McMicken Heights Elementary School|
|Midway Elementary School|
|Mount Rainier High School|
|Mount View Elementary School|
|New Start High School|
|North Hill Elementary School|
|Odyssey High School|
|Pacific Middle School|
|Parkside Elementary School|
|Puget Sound Skills Center|
|Raisbeck Aviation High School|
|Seahurst Elementary School|
|Shorewood Elementary School|
|Southern Heights Elementary School|
|Sylvester Middle School|
|Technology, Engineering & Communications High School|
|Waskowitz Outdoor School & Waskowitz Environmental Leadership School|
|White Center Height Elementary School|
The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2012-2013 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district was to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.
Highline Public Schools met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary or middle school levels. The report card also concluded that the district did not meet AYP goals for math at the high school level.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on May 23, 2012.
|Transparency grading process|
- Current budget is posted.
- Administrative Officials
- Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
- Elected Officials
- School Board members are listed with contact information.
- Public Records
- Public records information is posted.
- Some district funding information is available.
- Academic performance is noted.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy is posted.
- Previous budgets are not posted.
- Tax rates are not provided.
- Audits are not posted.
- Vendor contracts, bids, and collective bargaining are not noted.
- District page
- Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Highline Education Association
- Washington State School Directors' Association
- City of Burien
- Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections, 2013" accessed January 6, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "District Information," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Burien," accessed October 24, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent," accessed January 6, 2014
- Highline Times, "Enfield to make $220,000 per year as Highline superintendent," March 15, 2012
- Highline Public Schools, "Board Member Compensation," October 1987
- Highline Public Schools, "Rules for Public Testimony," accessed January 6, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Highline Public Schools, "What is a Budget?," accessed December 3, 2013
- Highline Public Schools, "2013-2014 Certificated Salary Schedule," September 11, 2013
- Highline Education Association, "2013-2014 Executive Board Roster," accessed January 7, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "Overview of Schools," accessed January 6, 2014
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed January 6, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "Budget," accessed January 6, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "Members," accessed January 6, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "School Board Meetings," accessed January 6, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "School Board Meeting Minutes 2013-2014," accessed January 6, 2014
- Highline Public Schools, "District Report Card," accessed January 6, 2014