Highline High School
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|Highline High School|
225 South 152nd Street
|School district||Highline Public Schools|
|Number of students||~1495|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Seamount League|
Highline High School is a high school in Burien, Washington, United States, located about 3.5 highway miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Highline High School, the flagship high school of the Highline School District, opened its doors in 1924 and served the cities of Burien, Des Moines, and an area south of Seattle now known as White Center. Today those cities all have their own area high schools, but at the time Highline was the only high school in the area.
The name Highline, for which the school was named, derives from the original name for Des Moines Memorial Drive, which was called the "High Line Road" for its location along the ridge between Puget Sound and the Miller Creek Valley. Today the name represents the geographic area for Burien, Sea-Tac, Des Moines and White Center.
Adjacent to the school is the Highline Performing Arts Center, which is used by the local community organizations, schools, and dance competition companies.
- Drill Team
- Cross Country: Coached by Rex Post
- Football: Coached by Mark Cross
- Soccer (Girls): Coached by Eduardo Millàn
- Swimming (Girls): Coached by Rachel Loy
- Volleyball: Coached by Colleen Modde
- Golf: Coached by Shane Stenesen
- Tennis (Boys) : Coached by Scott Babcock
- Basketball (Boys): Coached by Shane Stenesen
- Basketball (Girls): Coached by Darrin Stoltz
- Gymnastics: Coached by Kevin Tessandore
- Swimming (Boys): Coached by Cindy Akana
- Wrestling: Coached by Casey Rice
- Baseball (Boys): Coached by Casey Rice
- Fastpitch (Girls): Coached by Emily Ezpeleta
- Soccer (Boys): Coached by Eduardo Millàn
- Tennis (Girls) : Coached by Scotty "Bone-Man" Babcock
- Track (Girls)& (Boys): Coached by Rex Post
- Adelle August - ('52) actress
- Ingrid Backstrom ('96), World Class Freestyle Skier.
- Nate Daligcon ('92) Former pro soccer player for the Seattle Sounders (1994-2008)
- Mark Driscoll, ('89) author and former pastor, Mars Hill Church.
- Fred Dyson (ca. '57) Member of the Alaska Senate from Eagle River since 2003.
- Peter Fewing, ('81) Professional soccer player and current Seattle University soccer coach, former Head Coach of the Kitsap Pumas: Soccer camps.
- Jack Horsley ('69) Bronze Medalist, Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
- Faith Ireland. ('60) Former Justice, Washington State Supreme Court.
- Ryan Jordan, ('88) author and founder of Backpacking Light Magazine, outdoor industry thought leader and key proponent of the lightweight backpacking movement.
- Dana Newton ('83), Senior Producer, Oprah Winfrey Show.
- Eric Overmyer ('69) Playwright, Screenwriter, Producer.
- John Requa ('85), Screenwriter, Cats & Dogs, Bad Santa.
- Richard B. Sanders., Justice, Washington State Supreme Court.
- Mike Starr ('84) Bassist for Alice in Chains, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (Season 3), Sober House (Season 2)
- Brad Tilden ('79) CEO of Alaska Airlines.
- Tyler Geving ('91), Head Basketball Coach Portland State 2009-
- Ray Connor ('73), CEO Boeing Commercial Airplanes
- Melba Eyler & Evelyn A. Yeager, "The Many Roads to Highline," page 3. Highline Publishing Co., 1972
- "Highline Schools Foundation gives out gold stars to five outstanding individuals". Highline Times. Retrieved 22 February 2012.