• Start times changing at Highline Public Schools this fall

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    BURIEN, Wash. - High school students in the Highline school district will get to sleep in this fall when schools move to a later start time.

    Because of the change, there will be small adjustments to start and dismissal times at schools across the district.

    Most high schools will start 30 minutes later at 8 a.m. School will end at 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 1 p.m.

    Most middle schools will start five minutes earlier at 8:05 a.m. School will end at 2:35 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.

    Elementary schools will start five minutes later at 8:45 a.m. or 9:15 a.m., depending on service area. School will end at 3:15 or 3:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will get out at 1:45 or 2:15 p.m.

    CHOICE Academy, Puget Sound Skills Center, New Start High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School and Waskowitz Educational Leadership Service will not have a change in start and dismissal times.

    Start and dismissal times are changing at both Big Picture Middle School and Big Picture High School. Big Picture Middle School will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 2 p.m. Big Picture High School will start at 8:55 a.m. and dismiss at 3:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday and dismiss at 3 p.m.Tuesday and Thursday. On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

    A detailed list of start and dismissal time changes is in the table below.

    Bus times are also changing. New bus stops and pickup times can be found using Highline’s bus and address lookup system, Edulog. 

    Middle and high school students will begin riding the bus together starting in fall 2018. High school students will be dropped off first, followed by middle school students.

    Middle school students will be directed to sit in the front of the bus, and high school students will sit in the back of the bus. 

    New Start & Dismissal Times

    Note: CHOICE Academy, Puget Sound Skills Center, New Start High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School and Waskowitz Educational Leadership Service (WELS) start times remain unchanged.

    School

    Regular Day

    Early Release

    Change

    High Schools

    Evergreen

    8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    30 minutes later

    Highline

    8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    30 minutes later

    Mount Rainier

    8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    30 minutes later

    Tyee

    8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    30 minutes later

    Middle Schools

    Cascade

    8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

    8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

    5 minutes earlier

    Chinook

    8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

    8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

    5 minutes earlier

    Pacific

    8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

    8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

    5 minutes earlier

    Sylvester

    8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

    8:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

    5 minutes earlier

    Elementary Schools

    Beverly Park

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Bow Lake

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Cedarhurst

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Des Moines

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Gregory Heights

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Hazel Valley

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Hilltop

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Parkside

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Madrona

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Marvista

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    McMicken Heights

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Midway

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Mount View

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    North Hill

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Seahurst

    8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Shorewood

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Southern Heights

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    White Center Heights

    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    5 minutes later

    Valley View Early Learning

    TBD

    TBD

    TBD

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