Bellingham school information

Average Test Scores57%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools361,99179,221
Total private schools1554824,874
Total post-secondary schools51477,963
The Bellingham, WA educational system consists of 36 public schools, 15 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Bellingham public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 19% higher than than the Washington average and 17% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bellingham public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.7% have completed high school, 40.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bellingham are 17% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 36 public schools in Bellingham.
  • 89.2% of people in Bellingham have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.7% of people in Bellingham have completed high school.
  • 40.8% of people in Bellingham have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bellingham

Completed 8th grade89.2%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school88.7%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college73.4%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.8%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors40.8%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters14.9%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.1%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Geneva, WA2,63060%21%
Edison, WA13557%15%
Lynden, WA13,20456%13%
Nooksack, WA1,76355%12%
Acme, WA16253%8%
Bellingham, WA84,46257%17%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bend, OR84,41660%21%
Edinburg, TX84,39977%56%
Trenton, NJ84,55917%65%
Riverview, FL84,59057%17%
Champaign, IL84,67232%36%
Bellingham, WA84,46257%17%
Source: The Bellingham, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.