Continuous School Improvement Plan and School Profile

Arbor Heights Elementary CSIP

Front of Arbor Heights Elementary building

In Seattle Public Schools, we understand that a shared vision of practice is essential to fostering the learning communities that each of our students and adults needs to thrive. This shared vision enables educators to work in concert to build their practice with a focus on student learning and principles of targeted universalism—a strategic framework where targeted and differentiated efforts are required to meet the needs of specific student populations, so every student meets the universal goal. 

Each school annually publishes a Continuous School Improvement Plan (or CSIP) to outline the goals for our school, our students, and our parents and families.  The CSIP provides a clear summary of the steps we will take collaboratively to improve our educational practices in order to support the academic and social-emotional needs of our students. 

Arbor Heights School Profile

Attendance Area School Arbor Heights Attendance Area Map

School Leadership and Board District

Building History and Information: Building History

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

CSIP and School Report

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.