About

Vision

Highland Park Elementary is an inclusive, equitable community of students, staff and families which fosters authentic relationships. We respect the whole child, focus on the joy of learning and grow empathetic agents of change capable of pursuing diverse and fulfilling life choices.


Mission

HP Commits to:

Empowering and inspiring each member of our diverse community

Collaborating on both academic and behavioral data with a relentless student-centered focus

Endowing our students with the social intelligence necessary to build successful, sustaining relationships

Providing social and emotional support to ensure our students feel safe and respected


Our Community

Highland Park Elementary is home to a diverse population of students.  We are a Title school which means we are provided additional funding annually in support of the socio-economic diversity of the population we serve.  Title funding is based upon the number of students who qualify for Free & Reduced Price Lunch.  Approximately 80% of our students qualify for Free & Reduced Price Lunch.

Because of our diversity, Highland Park offers a variety of services and programs to meet the needs of all learners.  Outside of our general education program, where teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students, we also provide services for students who qualify for Special Education. Lastly, many students we serve at Highland Park are English Language Learners for whom additional services are offered as well.


Highland Park Designated an Intervention School

Seattle Public Schools has announced that Highland Park will be designated as an Intervention School to receive additional support this spring and for the 2014-2015 school year to increase student achievement.  While many details are still being determined, highlights include an extended school year opportunity for current K-4 students at Highland Park to offset summer learning loss (more details coming soon), additional funds to purchase reading text and materials, prioritization in district hiring practices, and an additional substitute on Mondays and Fridays to help offset the district substitute shortage.

Seattle Public Schools has asked all Highland Park teachers to sign a contract for the 2014-15 school year committing to the additional student contact time, planning, and professional development necessary to bring each and every child to high levels of success.  Staff will make individual decisions regarding their availability for the 2014-15 school year. Regardless of next year’s plans, Highland Park staff members remain committed to bring their best effort to serving Highland Park students until the end of the school year.  


Our Programs and Services

Academic Programs…

  • 90-minute reading block implementing scientifically based, reading researched programs support by our Reading First grant (Broken Link)
  • National Science Foundation inquiry-based science curriculum for all students, K-5
  • Environmental studies partnership with Audubon Society for Grade 4ESL (English as a Second Language program)
  • Special Education (Resource Room)
  • After School Clubs to reinforce specific interests
  • Learning Resource Center (library) with over 17,000 books
  • Instrumental Music for grades 4 & 5
  • Computer Lab
  • Full-day kindergartens
  • School-wide Title I

Special Services

Student Intervention Team (SIT) that supports staff on issues of student academic and/or behavioral progress and includes…

  • half-time nurse
  • psychologist (part time)
  • speech therapist (part time)
  • occupational therapist (part time)
  • Community In Schools Site Coordinator
  • On-site before-and-after daycare
  • Active parent volunteer program
  • Computers in every classroom in addition to those in computer lab
  • Full-size, well-equipped gym
  • Fully equipped kitchen where all meals are prepared on-site
  • Large asphalt playground attached to grass playfield of city park
  • Greenhouse
Highland Park building

Contact Us

1012 SW Trenton St
Seattle, WA 98106

Main Office: 206-252-8240
Attendance: 206-252-8242

Principal: Chris Cronas
cpcronas@seattleschools.org

Asst. Principal: Sharon Stone
smstone@seattleschools.org

Admin. Secretary:
Kathryn "Katie" Niskanen
ksniskanen@seattleschools.org

Attendance Secretary:
Patti Bunting
plbunting@seattleschools.org


Bell Schedule

Start Time: 7:55 a.m.
End Time: 2:05 p.m.

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