Birchwood Elementary School

3200 Pinewood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Birchwood Elementary School serves 337 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Birchwood Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Birchwood Elementary School's student population of 337 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
337 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Birchwood Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Birchwood Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1866 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
4%
8%
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Hispanic
42%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
44%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
8%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 337 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 30%)

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