Highland Terrace School Profile

  • About Our School

    Highland Terrace Elementary, located in the southwestern corner of the Shoreline School District, has an enrollment of 350 students in grades K-5.

    Our parents are active classroom and PTA volunteers, with hundreds of parents participating in school activities each year.

    The school’s library area includes a computer lab, reading center, and a research and classwork area. Students at all grade levels have access to laptop computers.

    Highland Terrace's principal is Mrs. Lara Drew.                             

    The school was built in 1958 and completely remodeled in 1991. Our website features historical photos and a written history of our school.

     School Student Spring Photo






    Highland Terrace Vision:

    All students at Highland Terrace will develop the skills to become lifelong learners in a collaborative environment with high expectations.

    Highland Terrace Mission:

    Including All

    At Highland Terrace, all students are valued and empowered. Equity exists through acknowledgment of the inherent worth and dignity of each of our students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, or ability. All students feel a strong sense of belonging and respect. The community at Highland Terrace works to meet the needs of every student through collaboration and instruction geared to the needs of the individual student.

    Engaging the Learner

    Highland Terrace is a school where students are taught through high quality instruction, using current, research-based instructional practices. Students are highly engaged in their learning, showing perseverance as they develop understanding through effective, responsive, challenging, student-centered instruction that is focused on the standards for learning.

    Nurturing a Culture for Growth

    Highland Terrace is a place where all students, staff, and community members hold high expectations for themselves as learners. Students and staff persevere through new learning, valuing risk-taking as they learn from their mistakes. All members of the Highland Terrace community have a mindset geared toward continual growth for themselves and their students.

    Developing Positive Relationships  

    At Highland Terrace, students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.