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Boundary Changes for 2023-2024 school year

We’re building a new elementary school in the Highlands/Sunset area of our district at 1075 Duvall Ave NE, Renton. The new Hilltop Heritage Elementary School will open this fall as we start the 2023-2024 school year.

Opening a new school requires that we also shift the boundaries of six nearby elementary schools. The new elementary school boundaries (found here) take effect as we start the 2023-2024 school year on August 30, 2023 (Sept. 5 for kindergarten students). 

There are no changes to middle and high school boundaries.

Elementary schools that will have boundary changes:

  • Hazelwood Elementary
  • Highlands Elementary
  • Hilltop Heritage Elementary
  • Honey Dew Elementary
  • Kennydale Elementary
  • Maplewood Heights Elementary
  • Sierra Heights Elementary

Communication to families whose boundaries are changing

On March 20, 2023, we emailed a family-specific communication to all families whose school boundaries will change and whose students will attend a different elementary school beginning this fall (we will also mail a letter to those families.) Families whose students attend the schools listed above, please check your email for information on whether your school changes next school year (if you do not receive an email regarding a change, your student remains in their current school).

Highlands Parent University 9_29_2022

Highlands Elementary School has restarted their Renton Parent University (RPU) program to better connect with and engage their families. The school recently welcomed 20 Highlands families from seven different countries to begin their 10 week-course designed to:

  • improve collaboration between home, school, and community;
  • build understanding about the school system, unique to Highlands Elementary; and
  • offer families opportunities to strengthen their English skills.

The program is led by Highlands Multilingual Team Teresa Vazquez, Vince Davis, and Mickey Dunn.