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82%
  • Columbia Elementary School
  • 2508 Utter St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 276
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
78%
  • Fairhaven Middle School
  • 110 Park Ridge Rd, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 623
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
78%
  • Happy Valley Elementary School
  • 1041 24th St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 412
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
77%
  • Lowell Elementary School
  • 935 14th St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 313
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
75%
  • Whatcom Middle School
  • 810 Halleck St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 601
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
72%
  • Silver Beach Elementary School
  • 4101 Academy St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 427
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
70%
  • Wade King Elementary School
  • 2155 Yew Street Rd, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 452
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
65%
  • Carl Cozier Elementary School
  • 1330 Lincoln St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 271
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
65%
  • Parkview Elementary School
  • 3033 Coolidge Dr, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 297
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
63%
  • Kulshan Middle School
  • 1250 Kenoyer Dr, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 601
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
58%
  • Northern Heights Elementary Schooll
  • 4000 Magrath Rd, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 439
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
57%
  • Sunnyland Elementary School
  • 2800 James St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 303
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
52%
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
  • 2900 Yew St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 420
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
50%
  • Options High School
  • 2015 Franklin St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 96
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
45%
  • Harmony Elementary
  • 5060 Sand Road, Bellingham
  • Mount Baker School District
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 371
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
45%
  • Birchwood Elementary School
  • 3200 Pinewood Ave, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 295
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
45%
  • Bellingham High School
  • 2020 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 1,070
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
45%
  • Cordata Elementary School
  • 4420 Aldrich Rd, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 362
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
45%
  • Meridian High School
  • 194 W Laurel Road, Bellingham
  • Meridian School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 500
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
44%
  • Shuksan Middle School
  • 2717 Alderwood Ave, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 608
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
35%
  • Squalicum High School
  • 3773 E Mcleod Rd, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,375
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
30%
  • Sehome High School
  • 2700 Bill Mcdonald Pkwy, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,142
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
25%
  • Visions (seamar Youth Center)
  • 1306 Dupont St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 26
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Whatcom Co Detention Center
  • 311 Grand Ave 6th Fl, Bellingham
  • Northwest Educational Service District 189
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 14
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Meridian Special Programs
  • 214 W Laurel Road, Bellingham
  • Meridian School District
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 28
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Home Port Learning Center
  • 1306 Dupont St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 11
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Bellingham Re-engagement Program
  • 1306 Dupont St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 22
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Bellingham Family Partnership Program
  • 1409 18th St, Bellingham
  • Bellingham School District
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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Bellingham school information

IndexBellinghamWashingtonNational
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.

Education level achieved in Bellingham

IndexBellinghamWashingtonNational
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%

There are a total of 36 public schools, 15 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Bellingham. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Bellingham, WA schools is 57%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Bellingham, WA, an average of 89.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.7% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Bellingham schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Bellingham, WA schools.

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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.
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