Rising Star Elementary

Rising Star
Rising Star Elementary School


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

Our Mission

The Mission of our school is to create and maintain a safe environment that ensures each student reaches a high level of academic growth and achievement as determined by common core standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support where all students, families and staff have many and varied opportunities to collaborate, teach and learn in order to fulfill their potential.

Our Vision

Rising Star students, families and staff are a collaborative community of continuous learners who are committed to family involvement within a safe, welcoming and integrated learning environment.

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

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lunch Break: 11:30 a.m. – 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.