Columbia Elementary School

2508 Utter St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Columbia Elementary School serves 294 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Columbia Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Columbia Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

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School Overview

Columbia Elementary School's student population of 294 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
294 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbia Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Columbia Elementary School is 0.29, 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
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#261 out of 2052 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
7%
23%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
84%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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: 294 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29 (Btm 50%)

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