South Shore PK-8

4800 S Henderson St.
Seattle, WA 98118
Main Office: 206-252-7600
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

CSIP and School Report

About CSIP

The Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) 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

About School Reports

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.

Questions about school reports? Contact us: Research and Evaluation Department,

About School Climate Surveys

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.

South Shore Levy Projects

Here you will find an overview of work completed by school levies.

Levies are a primary funding source for construction, renovations, safety and security upgrades, major maintenance, classroom technology and technology infrastructure, academics support projects and athletic field and track improvements.

Seismic Report: The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Earthquake safety/seismic improvements projects are funded through the voter-supported Building Excellence (BEX) and Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) capital levies. Visit the Capital Projects webpage to read the most recent report.


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.