Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards


The results of a recently completed, state-required evaluation show all 13 Highline Public Schools funded with 2002 and 2006 bonds exceed standards for buildings of their age laid out by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Highline’s Facilities Department, in conjunction with the Capital Planning & Construction Department, completed its annual update of the Asset Preservation Program (APP). All 13 schools evaluated rated 1-2 percent above OSPI standards.

APP evaluates status of school buildings on maintenance, health and safety, and building systems. Schools districts are required to complete the APP for schools built after 1993 that have received state matching funds.

The building evaluation was conducted on 12 elementary schools and Mount Rainier High School. The elementary schools are Bow Lake, Cedarhurst, Gregory Heights, Hazel Valley, Hilltop, Madrona, McMicken Heights, Midway, Mount View, North Hill, Shorewood, and White Center Heights.

“We take seriously our responsibility of good stewardship of taxpayer’s funds. This evaluation reflects our commitment to high standards for construction and maintenance,” said Chief Operations Officer Scott Logan. “It is also a testament of our dedicated facilities and maintenance teams, and the work they do every day.”

In addition, Highline has received a grant from OSPI for a new Study and Survey evaluation. Independent architectural firms will provide an in-depth analysis of all Highline facilities, educational programs and plans, student population, capital finance and operating capabilities, and the need for new construction, modernization, or replacement of facilities.

Highline completed similar Study and Survey evaluations in 2008 and 2013.

Click here (PDF) to review current building evaluations for all Highline schools.


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