2017 was a ‘great year’ for the Highline Schools Foundation


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2017 was a great year for the Highline Schools Foundation.

“We have been able to grow our programs to meet the increasing needs of the students in Highline Public Schools,” Executive Director Anne Baunach said. “Whether helping students with a new pair of shoes to replace ones that are falling apart or providing a graduate with a scholarship so that they can begin the next stage of their educational journey, the Highline Schools Foundation is making a difference in this community.”

Organizers are incredibly grateful for the individuals, businesses, and organizations whose generosity allows us to continue to meet the exciting challenges that we face.

“Together, we will make sure our teachers and staff members have the resources they need to know every student by name, strength and need so that students graduate prepared for the future they choose.”

OUR CHALLENGE
12,400 out of 19,671 students in Highline Public Schools (HPS) qualify for free- or reduced-price meals.
More information can be found HERE.
91% of teachers purchase basic supplies for students who cannot afford them. The average amount spent is $600.
More information can be found HERE.
1,245 (6%) of Highline Public School students experienced homelessness this past school year.
More information can be found HERE.
Sources: WA State Report Card, McKinney Vento and EdWeek
 OUR SOLUTION
The Highline Schools Foundation raises funds, gathers resources, and builds partnerships that support the
students in Highline Public Schools.
 OUR IMPACT
Excel and Impact Grants
We distributed $110,449 in Excel and Impact grants to Highline Public School teachers and staff for innovative projects tied to the district’s strategic plan that improves student learning.
To Learn More, Click HERE.
Graduate! Highline
The work through our Graduate! Highline program helped Highline Public Schools increase graduation rates to nearly 79%, a 14% jump in the last four years.
To Learn More, Click HERE.
Basic Needs
We provided basic needs including food for 450+ students, over 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, and nearly 400 pairs of shoes to help ensure that students can fully engage in school.
To Learn More, Click HERE.
Scholarships
We awarded over $204,000 in post-secondary scholarships to help Highline Public School graduates pursue higher education at technical, 2- and 4-year colleges.
To Learn More, Click HERE.
Your Donations at Work

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