Bellingham school information

IndexBellinghamWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores69%64%68%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools361,99179,235
Total private schools1554824,875
Total post-secondary schools51477,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Bellingham are 1% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 36 public schools in Bellingham.
  • 88.8% of people in Bellingham have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.4% of people in Bellingham have completed high school.
  • 40.7% of people in Bellingham have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Bellingham

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  • Alderwood Elementary School3400 Hollywood AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 371 · Ratio: 18:159
  • Bellingham High School2020 Cornwall AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,109 · Ratio: 24:1n/a
  • Birchwood Elementary School3200 Pinewood AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 281 · Ratio: 22:162
  • Carl Cozier Elementary School1330 Lincoln StGrades: PK - 05Students: 398 · Ratio: 21:164
  • Columbia Elementary School2508 Utter StGrades: PK - 05Students: 248 · Ratio: 25:185
  • Cordata Elementary School4420 Aldrich RdGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Fairhaven Middle School110 Park Ridge RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 714 · Ratio: 21:183
  • Geneva Elementary School1401 Geneva StGrades: PK - 06Students: 601 · Ratio: 22:174
  • Happy Valley Elementary School1041 24Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 337 · Ratio: 22:185
  • Harmony Elementary5060 Sand RoadGrades: KG - 06Students: 345 · Ratio: 18:170
  • Home Port Learning Center1306 Dupont StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 12 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Kulshan Middle School1250 Kenoyer DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 709 · Ratio: 21:173
  • Larrabee Elementary School1409 18Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 207 · Ratio: 23:164
  • Lowell Elementary School935 14Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 225 · Ratio: 20:183
  • Meridian High School194 W Laurel RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 473 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Meridian Parent Partnership Program162 W. Laurel RdGrades: KG - 12Students: 971 · Ratio: 57:130
  • Meridian Special Programs214 W Laurel RoadGrades: PK - PKStudents: 14 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Northern Heights Elementary Schl4000 Magrath RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 432 · Ratio: 22:166
  • Options High School2015 Franklin StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 87 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Parkview Elementary School3033 Coolidge DrGrades: PK - 05Students: 243 · Ratio: 20:167
  • Roosevelt Elementary School2900 Yew StGrades: PK - 05Students: 414 · Ratio: 20:161
  • Sehome High School2700 Bill Mcdonald PkwyGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,089 · Ratio: 22:1n/a
  • Shuksan Middle School2717 Alderwood AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 81 · Ratio: 20:156
  • Silver Beach Elementary School4101 Academy StGrades: PK - 05Students: 428 · Ratio: 23:175
  • Squalicum High School3773 E Mcleod RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,357 · Ratio: 23:1n/a
  • Sunnyland Elementary School2800 James StGrades: PK - 05Students: 429 · Ratio: 21:176
  • Visions (Seamar Youth Center)1306 Dupont StGrades: 06 - 12Students: 28 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Wade King Elementary School2155 Yew Street RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 405 · Ratio: 21:183
  • Whatcom Co Detention Ctr311 Grand Ave 6Th FlGrades: 08 - 12Students: 15 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Whatcom Middle School810 Halleck StGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Bellingham

IndexBellinghamWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade88.8%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school88.4%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college74.3%66.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree51.0%42.0%37.2%
Completed bachelors40.7%32.3%29.3%
Completed masters14.3%11.7%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.5%3.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Bellingham (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Everson, WA2,52871%4%
Edison, WA23670%3%
Lynden, WA12,57968%0%
Ferndale, WA12,04068%1%
Deming, WA42264%7%
Bellingham, WA82,08069%1%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Warwick, RI82,06564%6%
Troy, MI82,10681%19%
Longview, TX82,03089%31%
O'Fallon, MO81,97860%13%
Buena Park, CA82,19162%9%
Bellingham, WA82,08069%1%
Source: The Bellingham, WA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.