Southern Heights Elementary School
11249 14th Avenue South Burien, WA 98168


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Southern Heights is closed for Summer Vacation. The office reopens August 10. Please call us at 206-631-5001 and leave a message. You may also email our principal, Andrea Smith, at Your call or email will be responded to within 3 business days. 


Kindergarten Jump Start will be held virtually this year from August 17 through 21. Since we will not see your children in person during this time, we will be offering virtual family meetings as well as an opportunity for students and teachers to interact via zoom. The dates, times and access information for these meetings will be communicated to you in early August.

Student picks up grab and go meals at Glacier Middle School.

Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 22. Grab-n-go meals will continue to be free to all students. Meals will only be offered on Mondays and Thursdays during summer break.  We will offer multiple days worth of meals on pick-up days. 


We are developing a draft plan for returning to school this fall.You are invited to take this survey about the plan and to share your thoughts and questions in this Thoughtexchange format.

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In order to provide technology to our incoming kindergarten students for participation in virtual Jump Start experiences, it is necessary to collect information about students’ access to technology and internet connectivity.

HHS senior celebrates graduation.

It was not the graduation celebration the Class of 2020 always thought it would have. There was no big stage to walk across, no bleachers packed with cheering family and friends, no hugs or high-fives shared between graduates. 

But even without the typical pomp and circumstance, the heart of the celebration remained. Graduates stood tall with confidence as they received their diplomas. Families cheered from their cars, waving signs, honking horns and crying with excitement. Teachers and staff burst with pride as they waved goodbye to graduates one final time.

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At Southern Heights we: Inspire, Empower, Succeed.

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