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Avg. test scores 43%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 35%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      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%

      Bellingham, WA School Districts

      • Bellingham School District
      • Mount Baker School District
      • Meridian School District

      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.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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.