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Welcome to Highlands Elementary School


To create a safe and caring environment where all students experience success and realize their maximum potential for learning.

First day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 28; kindergarten begins Tuesday, Sept. 3. 

School News

'Welcome to Kindergarten' Night

Highlands will be holding a "Welcome to Kindergarten" meeting for ALL incoming kindergarten students and their families on Wednesday, August 21st from 5:30-6:30pm.  This event will give you and your child the opportunity to learn about some of the exciting things we will do over the course of the school year, as well as meet the kindergarten teachers, your child's classmates, and have a chance to visit your child's classroom.  This event will begin in the Highland's cafeteria where you will listen to a short presentation before moving into the classrooms.  

Kindergarten Family Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences for incoming kindergartners will be held on August 28th and August 29th.  These 30 minutes conferences will give parents, students, and teachers time to get to know one another before the start of the year, as well as give you a chance to inform your teacher of any important information regarding your child.  You may sign-up for these conferences at our "Welcome to Kindergarten" event on Wednesday, August 21st from 5:30-6:30pm.  

'Meet Your Teacher' Night

Join us on Thursday, August 22nd from 5-6pm to meet your teacher and visit your classroom!  This event is for students in 1st-5th grade only - kindergarten students will meet their teachers on Wednesday, August 21st.  


Class lists will be posted at 4pm at the main entrance to the school (west side of building).  If you are unable to attend the Meet Your Teacher night, class lists will be posted on the east side of the school (bus drop-off) on Friday, August 23rd.  

The Highlands Elementary office is closed.  We will re-open for registration on August 9th.  If you need assistance prior to August 9th, please contact the district offices at Kohlwes Education Center.  

Address:  300 SW 7th Street, Renton, WA  98057

Phone: (425) 204-2300


Highlands Office Hours - August 9th-August 27th

8am-noon and 1-3pm.  The office is closed between noon-1pm for lunch.


First Day of School

Grades 1-5 ONLY

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 28th - doors will open at 8:20am.


Kindergarten ONLY

The first day of school for Kindergartners will be Tuesday, September 3rd - doors will open at 8:20am.  Kindergartners will NOT attend school on Wednesday, August 28th -  Monday, August 2nd.  

School Calendar

Liberty Park, Renton

Communities In Schools of Renton hosts

Back-To-School Block Party Presented by: Kaiser Permanente

  • Kids haircuts
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Bike helmets
  • Coats
  • And more!

August 25, 2-5 PM At Liberty Park Renton (1101 Bronson Way N)

Back to School Block Party