Seattle Public Schools

Arbor Heights Elementary

3701 SW 104th St.
Seattle, WA 98146
About Arbor Heights
Office Hours: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Main Office: 206-252-9250
Fax: 206-252-9251

Arbor Heights School Profile

Attendance Area School Attendance Area Map

School Leadership and Board District

Community Partners at Arbor Heights Community resources and programs at Arbor Heights Elementary

Continuous School Improvement Plan (C-SIP)

Arbor Heights Elementary C-SIP

The Continuous School Improvement Plan (C-SIP) is an action plan for each school that identifies the areas a school plans to focus on in the current and coming school year, the performance goals they want students to achieve, and how the school plans to collaboratively meet these goals.

The plans are updated regularly to reflect the strategies being used at each school. This document also serves as the school-wide improvement plan for our Title I schools.

School and Building Reports

School Report

Arbor Heights School Report

School Reports show a brief snapshot of a school’s academic growth, student climate, accountability, family and staff engagement, and overall school performance. School reports are produced by the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for each school and district in the state and updated periodically throughout the year as data becomes available.

On state assessments, students who are expected to participate but do not, such as absences or opting out, are counted as non-proficient. This may affect the school’s overall proficiency rating.

Questions about school reports? Contact the Research and Evaluation Department

School Climate Surveys

Arbor Heights Elementary School Climate Survey

School Climate Surveys are used for school-level improvements, climate surveys are given to all staff, students, and families each year. The staff and student surveys are given to respective groups in person at schools; the family survey occurs in the spring.

Building History

Arbor Heights Building History and Information

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

Due to the age of the building or previous asbestos abatement projects, no known Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) are in the Arbor Heights Elementary building. Please inform the asbestos designated person listed below if any suspect materials are discovered.

As required under AHERA, Arbor Heights Elementary must maintain an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) and keep it on file at the school. The AMP is available for review during school hours, Monday through Friday.

Wendy Couture
Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Discipline Dashboard

As part of Seattle Excellence, Seattle Public Schools’ Strategic Plan, the district is committed to interrupting disproportionate practices in discipline. To support this work and to increase transparency and accountability, the district has created and published public facing discipline dashboards for each school which became available on November 1, 2021.

Discipline dashboard data reflects the current school year and will be updated quarterly throughout the school year. For questions or concerns, please reach out to the school leader for a specific school.

Academic Year: Current academic school year.
Accessible/Default: Click here to switch to an accessible version of the dashboard.
Actions by Month: Count of disciplinary actions by month and exclusion type.
Actions: Count of disciplinary actions for an exclusion type.
Attribute: Student Attribute (gender, race/ethnicity, special education served, 504 plan)
Days: Count of exclusion days for an exclusion type.
Days of Exclusion: Count of exclusion days.
Discipline Rate: Count of students with at least one disciplinary incident divided by count of all enrolled students.
E. Expulsions: Count of emergency expulsions for a student attribute.
Enrolled: Count of enrolled students.
Exclusion Actions: Count of exclusionary actions for a student attribute.
Exclusion Days: Count of exclusion days for a student attribute.
Exclusion Type: Short-term suspension (SS), Long-term suspension (LS), Emergency expulsion (EE), In-school suspension (IS), Expulsion (EX), and Interim alternative education setting (IA).
Exclusionary Actions: Count of exclusionary actions.
Expulsions: Count of expulsions for a student attribute.
FERPA Compliance: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Compliance. *
Incidents by Day of Week: Count of disciplinary actions by day of week.
Incidents by Grade: Count of disciplinary actions by grade.
Incidents by Hour: Count of disciplinary actions by hour.
Incidents by Exclusion Type: Count of disciplinary incidents for an exclusion type.
Incidents by Student Attribute or Support Service: Count of disciplinary incidents. Incidents are counted as many times as there are students involved.
Incidents per 100 Students: Count of disciplinary incidents divided by enrolled students and then multiplied by 100. Incidents are counted as many times as there are students involved.
Rate: Discipline rate for an exclusion type.
School Name: School name.
Students: Count of students with at least one disciplinary incident.
Suspensions: Count of suspensions for a student attribute.
Weapons: Count of disciplinary incidents in which a weapon was involved.

* Please note: When a group has fewer than 10 enrolled students, all values for at least the two smallest groups are suppressed.

Arbor Heights Levy Projects


The previously existing Arbor Heights Elementary School buildings, built in 1949 with additions in 1950, 1953 and 1958, were demolished. The replacement school, designed to support best learning practices for elementary education, opened in 2016.

Levy Approved : 2013

Budget : $42.6 million

Project Description

Arbor Heights School is a 90,000-square-foot, elementary school designed to accommodate up to 660 students — nearly doubling the capacity of the 1940’s era facility it replaced. The school is designed to foster connections between the students, the community and the natural environment and provides a pioneering Environmental Science Technology Engineering Math (E-STEM) program. A rigorous design process included a 16-person School Design Advisory Team (SDAT), with representatives from the school, parents and neighbors.

The site incorporates a wide variety of features that encourage physical activity, casual and structured play, social interaction, and outdoor learning. These include: a grass playfield, a paved running track, a covered play area, raised bed planters, a sundial, an in-ground slide, educational signage, nature engagement areas, and outdoor classrooms.

Sustainable Features

Sustainability is embedded in the design and used as building-based learning examples. Energy monitoring displays and the sustainable features of the building will be used to create awareness and learning opportunities for students.

  • Simple, energy-efficient building forms;
  • Windows oriented for optimum solar exposure and views;
  • Sun shades to control daylight;
  • South-facing roofs for future solar panels;
  • Natural cooling and user-controlled ceiling fans; and
  • LED lighting with automatic sensor controls.
  • Stormwater management includes rain gardens, rainwater catchers, exposed rainwater discharge, and above-ground cisterns.

About BEX

The Building Excellence (BEX) Capital Levy funds projects such as those that modernize or replace aging buildings, fund technology for student learning, address earthquake and safety issues and major preventive maintenance needs throughout the district.

The BEX IV Capital Levy was approved by more than 72 percent of Seattle voters in 2013.The BEX V Capital Levy replaces the expiring Levy and will go before voters in February 2019.


In 2004, Seattle voters approved the BTA II capital Levy. The Levy funded nearly 700 facility improvement projects and technology upgrades at every school in the district. 

  • 2009 : Computer network upgraded to fiber optic, enhancing students’ and teachers’ ability to use technology as an educational tool.
  • 2007 : Interior (Phase 1), ADA (Phase 1), Roof, Exterior Renovations, Waterline
  • 2005 : Floor, Mechanical, ADA, Waterline replacement (Phase 1)

About BTA

The Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) Capital Levy supports the district’s long-range plans to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities and address enrollment growth.

The BTA IV Capital Levy was approved by voters in 2016. Seattle Public Schools will receive these Levy funds from 2017 through 2022.

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