Seattle Public Schools

South Shore PK-8

4800 S Henderson St.
Seattle, WA 98118
About South Shore
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (except Wednesdays)
Office Phone: 206-252-7600
Fax: 206-252-7601

South Shore School Profile

Option School Geographic Zone Map | Transportation Area 

School Leadership and Board District

Community Partners at South Shore Community resources and programs at South Shore PreK-8

Continuous School Improvement Plan (C-SIP)

South Shore PreK-8 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

South Shore PreK-8 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

South Shore PreK-8 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

South Shore 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 South Shore building. Please inform the asbestos designated person listed below if any suspect materials are discovered.

As required under AHERA, South Shore PreK-8 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.

South Shore Levy Projects


The South Shore PreK-8 School, which opened in Fall 2009, replaced the existing school building. Though designed to meet growing program needs, the structure maintain its communal roots by remaining attached to the Rainier Beach Community Center and sharing a larger educational and community-use campus. Designed to symbolize community and inclusiveness, the new facility provides a unique space for connection and unification of students while emphasizing personalized learning.

Levy Approved: 2007

Project Design Description

A 30-member team, comprised of teachers, staff, students and South Seattle community members, worked collaboratively with the architects to determine the needs for the school and community, creating a design supportive of those needs.

School Highlights The New School offers students a rigorous and multidimensional curriculum including:

  • Integrated pre-kindergarten – most students enter our school at age 4; no need to re-enroll for Kindergarten.
  • High/Scope curriculum framework for Pre-K and K.
  • Sound Partners tutoring for K – 2 (in partnership with Powerful Schools)
  • Writers Workshop (in partnership with Powerful School)
  • Reading block (balanced literacy)
  • Everyday Math
  • District science kits
  • Fully developed art and physical education programs
  • Friday student-led spirit gatherings
  • Active parent participation and “open door” visitation policy for families
  • Comprehensive wellness program with attention to each student’s development
  • Coaching for students in problem solving, empathy & critical thinking

Project Features

  • Student Commons
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Music Classroom
  • Middle School Art Classroom
  • K-5 Art/Science Classroom
  • Applied Technology Lab
  • Staff Support Space including Team Areas in Each Pod and Small Group/Tutoring Rooms
  • Administration/Student Services
  • Flexible Learning Space featuring small group/tutoring rooms and team areas
  • Small Learning Communities

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.

Seattle voters approved a $490 million capital bond, Building Excellence III, in February 2007. The bond helped pay for projects in three categories: building projects, infrastructure and technology improvements.


The $150 million Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics (BTA I) capital levy was approved by voters in February 1998. BTA I funded more than 465 small and large facility projects at every school in the city. The projects included safety and security upgrades, roof and window replacements and technology and athletic field upgrades.

  • 2001: Wide Area Network

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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