Performance Report

Highlights & Plans

Highlights from 2016-17

PSSC had a great year in 2016-17 by increasing college articulations, offering extended learning opportunities to students through community and business partnerships, and continuing to foster innovative opportunities for career exploration.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Work Site Learning: PSSC programs had over 300 students participate in Work Site Learning through clinicals, internships, job shadows, volunteering, earn industry certifications, work experience, and community service projects totaling over 25,000 hours. These extended learning opportunities strengthened business and community partnerships while empowering PSSC students to practice classroom learning with real world experiences.

PSSC programs increased college articulations to 11 colleges and universities making over 429 college credits available to PSSC students who earn a B or better in their respective programs. This enables PSSC program completers to not only earn industry certifications but earn and meet current college program standards with continued partnerships amongst PSSC and college instructors.

Hiring Fair and business partnerships continued to grow as we had a record number of partners at our end of year Hiring Fair that included Boeing, CHI Franciscan Healthcare, WSDOT, YMCA, Port of Seattle, Nordstrom, ANEW, Kent Fire Department, and local apprenticeship programs to name a few. Over 402 PSSC students earned industry certifications in over 30 recognized state/national industry certificates. We had over 500 students participate in a Mock Interview with WorkSource, Integrity Staffing, Conduent and Amazon HR and Boeing hired three interns from our Aerospace Manufacturing & Engineering Program.

Adrian with WSDOT “I came away impressed by many of your students who had a clear understanding of what they wanted to do, and had a plan for how to get there.”

Plans for 2017-18

Strengthen Literacy in all programs: We will continue our staff wide literacy training and collaboration of student technical writing and literacy as well as implement literacy strategies to best support them.

New Health Sciences Building: We are excited about our new Bio Medical Research Program and partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. We will be moving our Nursing Assistant and Dental Assistant programs into our new state of the art building as we move forward to meet the needs of these high demand careers.

Foster business, college, and community partnerships: We are constantly seeking ways to get and stay involved in our community and stress the importance of community involvement in our programs. Each PSSC program has an Advisory Board comprised of local business and community members, furthermore, our Student Advisory Council, SAC, along with most of our PSSC programs perform community service projects.

We are excited about the partnerships and opportunities each program continues to foster with our business, college, and community partners. These partnerships are giving PSSC students the opportunity to explore careers in many facets as well as keep our instructors up to date on the latest demands and trends in their career pathway. Please contact us to arrange a visit of our programs and how you can partner with us and the exciting happenings at PSSC.

Enrollment Category by Grade

 

10

11

12

Total

Regular Education

34

34

49

117

Special Education

3

6

6

15

Total

37

40

55

132


School Performance Data

Percentage of Students Meeting Standard on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and End of Course Biology Exam (EOC)

ELA (SBA)

All students

Grade

2015-16

2016-17

11th Grade

54.1%

36.8%

Math (SBA)

All students

Grade 

2015-16

2016-17

11th Grade

 

5.4%

Science (MSP)

All students

Grade 

2015-16

2016-17

10th Grade

42.8%

28.5%

Invitation to Participate

At Highline Public Schools, one of our four pillars in the district's strategic plan is parent and family engagement. In order to reach our strategic plan goals we will form partnerships with parents and families. Families and community members are encouraged to participate in school activities and in educating students in school, at home and in the community.

School Information

Grades: 10-12
Enrollment: 132
Facility: Opened in 1972. Remodeled in 1986.  

To view Enrollment Statistics, Demographics, and State Test Scores, please visit our:

Washington State Report Card

District Funds

HOW HIGHLINE DISTRICT DOLLARS ARE INVESTED (%)

Area

Percentage

Teaching & 
Learning

70.2%

Support
Services

16.3%

Central Admin

7.0%

Principal’s 
Office

6.5%

Source: Actual 2016-17 expenditures as of August 2017.

WHO WE ARE AT PUGET SOUND HIGH SCHOOL

Race

Percentage 

American Indian or Alaska Native

3.80%

Asian

3.80%

Black or African American

6.10%

Hispanic

51.50%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0.80%

Two or More Races

1.50%

White

32.60%