About Skyline

We are committed to providing a safe environment and dynamic learning experiences.

To help us provide quality learning experiences for your children I invite you to become an active, integral part of our school. I firmly believe a child’s academic and social success depends upon a plan that involves you, your child and our school working as a team. A critical component of this plan is communication. We will work hard to keep you informed about your child’s progress and other important matters. At the same time, I encourage you to share with us your questions, concerns, and/or ideas.

Please join us for the 2018-2019 Skyline Open House on Thursday, September 20, 2018. More information here:

Bill Tipton

Our History

Skyline was erected in 1980 and serves over 430 students in grades kindergarten through five. The school was re-roofed in 1999. Skyline was one of 20 schools named by the state of Washington as a School for the 21st Century in 1988. In 1992 Skyline Elementary was named by Washington State and the U.S. Department of Education as a School of Excellence.



From I-5 take Ferndale City Exit (#262), turn right on to Main Street, continue on Main Street to Fourth Avenue, turn right on to Fourth Avenue, continue on Fourth Avenue to Vista Drive, turn left on to Vista Drive, continue on Vista Drive to Thornton Road, turn left on to Thornton Road, the school is located on the immediate left-hand side of Thornton Road. Turn left into the 2nd parking lot. Park in any space not designated “reserved” or “disabled”.

Purpose Statement

At Skyline we devote our time, energy, and passion to prepare students to be happy, healthy contributing citizens who will question, problem solve, and persevere.

Traffic Safety Procedures

Bus and Student Pickup/Dropoff

Skyline has a mostly walking population with buses going out to Lummi and to Boys and Girls Club.

Traffic Safety Procedures (Updated September 2016)

Please click on the link below to look up information about bus stop locations, times and snow routes.


Parent Student Handbook

If you need a paper copy, please stop by the office.

Attendance Letter to Families

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Skyline hosts Student Led Conferences in the fall each year.

Sign up for your conference time at Curriculum Night or using the Family Access link below.  Letters will be sent home prior to conferences with your login and password information. Please stop by the office if you would like some help signing up. We have a parent kiosk located in the main office and we are happy to help you.

Family Access