Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 1606
Facility: Opened in 1957. Newly constructed school opened September 2007.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • More than 85 percent of our 10th graders met standard on the English Language Arts Smarter Balance Assessment (ELA SBA) and almost 50 percent of our 10th graders met standard on the ELA Math.
  • Continued implementation of MYP (Middle Years Program), ATL (Approaches to Learning) strategies and Personal Project Fair.
  • Increased pass rate in Algebra 2.
  • Projected graduation rate of 88%.
  • Reduced suspensions by utilizing restorative practices to address student behavior.
  • Continued monthly Latino parent meetings.
  • Multicultural Day and Assembly led by students was a huge success. It was followed by a community celebration in the evening.
  • Implementation of the Rainier Learning Center (RLC) to facilitate student credit recovery.
  • Second annual team-building days at Waskowitz for our incoming freshman students.
  • Implemented Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for teachers to collaborate, analyze student performance data and share best practices.

Plans for 2018-19

  • Increase graduation rate to over 90%.
  • Continue to implement MYP in all courses in grades 9 and 10.
  • Continue with 9th and 10th grade academies.
  • Host monthly parent meetings to help drive the culture and learning at MRHS.
  • Implement standards-based grading practices in grades 9-12.
  • Use restorative practices to enhance the climate and culture and keep students engaged in learning by expanding Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions to strengthen the support for all students.
  • Utilize success team supports to help all students in passing their classes and staying on track for graduation.
  • Provide training for staff in culturally-responsive teaching practices.

Invitation to Participate

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.

How District Funds are Invested

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

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