Performance Report

Highlights & Plans

Highlights from 2016-17

  • Graduation rate was above 90 percent.
  • Students received hundreds of thousands of dollars of committed college scholarship money.
  • Middle School went on experiential learning opportunities the first Thursday of every month all school year.
  • Big Picture’s high school accreditation was renewed.
  • Collaboration with local colleges and universities expanded special access and consideration for Big Picture students.
  • Formed a consistent school-wide process for providing progress reports to families.
  • There was a record number of students interested in our program with wait lists across grade levels. There is also a thoughtful, equitable admissions and interview process in place which helped nearly double overall number of applicants from the previous year.
  • Big Picture was able to revamp gym, book room, and “FIT” (a room where our students can go for interview attire and informal attire).  Also, with other significant grant and fundraising work we were able to bring new technology, books, and elective opportunities to campus.
  • Strong attendance improvements, near 90 percent daily attendance rate, while reducing suspension rates through thoughtful staff-wide use of restorative practices.
  • Students advocated for innovative schools at the state legislative level.

Plans for 2017-18

  • Continue the 7th-12th grade alignment work.
  • Expand Leaving to Learn opportunities into middle school.
  • Refine co-created internship rubrics between mentors and students.
  • Increase math mastery by developing confident math minds through group tasks.
  • Continue to implement co-teaching in order to better meet the needs of students with individual education plans (IEP).
  • Implement ImBlaze in all high school advisories. ImBlaze is a mobile platform that encourages students’ interests and supports internships by connecting students to mentors in the community.
  • Continue focus on college and career access through partnerships with universities and college access organizations.
  • Deepen our work around restorative justice practices

Enrollment Category by Grade

  7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Grand Total
Regular Education 21 21 22 27 20 25 136
Special Education 10 7 6 8 9 8 48
Total 31 28 28 35 29 33 184

School Performance Data

Percentage of Students Meeting Standard on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 and End of Course Biology Exam (EOC)

Middle School Performance Data

ELA (SBA)

All students

Grade

2015-16

2016-17

7th Grade

32%

55%

8th Grade

32%

32%

 

ELA (SBA)

All grades, disaggregated by student group*

Student Group

2015-16

2016-17

All

32%

44%

Latino

25%

 

Low Income

29%

36%

White

48%

59%

 

Math (SBA)

All students

Grade

2015-16

2016-17

7th Grade

33%

23%

8th Grade

21%

25%

 

Math (SBA)

All grades, disaggregated by student group*

Student Group

2015-16

2016-17

All

27%

24%

Latino

13%

 

Low Income

20%

21%

White

45%

38%

 

Science (MSP)

All students

Grade

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

8th Grade

43%

21%

41%

29%

High School Performance Data

ELA (SBA)

All students

Grade

2015-16

2016-17

11th Grade

82%

62%

 

ELA (SBA)

All grades, disaggregated by student group*

Student Group

2015-16

2016-17

ALL

82%

62%

White

87%

 

 

Math (SBA)

All students

Grade

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

11th Grade

 

13%

24%

 

Science (EOC Biology)

10th Grade

Grade

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

10th Grade

69%

86%

52%

34%

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: 7-12
Enrollment: 184
Facility: Big Picture Schools are located at the Manhattan site, which was originally built in 1960.

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

72%

Support
Services

16.1%

Central Admin

5.5%

Principal’s 
Office

6.4%

Source: Actual 2017-18 expenditures as of August 2018.

Demographics

WHO WE ARE AT BIG PICTURE

Race Percentage
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.50%
Asian 2.70%
Black or African American 6.50%
Hispanic 31.00%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.60%
Two or More Races 7.10%
White 50.50%