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    Rising Star @ African American Academy

    Welcome to Rising Star @ African American Academy. Rising Star Elementary is located in the South Beacon Hill area in Seattle, Washington, in the former African American Academy building. 

    We are a diverse community of learners, with staff and students coming from 5 continents and speaking over 20 languages.  

    Who We Are

    Rising Star is a creative, welcoming, and joyful community that values trusting relationships and respect. We strive to ensure that our teaching practices and decisions are rigorous and equitable. We are dedicated to promoting early literacy and elevating students furthest from educational justice through collaboration and multiple tiers of learning supports. Authentic family partnerships and culturally relevant, social-emotional learning are foundational to our work.

    Rising Star scholars are inspiring, caring, problem-solvers, and critical thinkers. They are loved and known by multiple staff members by name, strength, need, and interest. #RiseUpFirebirds



    Contact Us

    8311 Beacon Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98118

    Main Office: 206-252-7500
    Attendance: 206-252-7504
    Fax: 206-252-7501

    Principal Huyen Lam

    Principal: Huyen Lam

    Assistant Principal: 
    Jennifer Kovach 

    Office Hours | 8:30am-3:00pm
    Lunch Break 11:30-Noon
    If you would like to meet with someone or pick up learning materials, please call the office at 206-252-2700 to arrange a time . For safety reasons and best customer service, please do not come to the school if you have not made an appointment.