Northern Heights Elementary School

  • Northern Heights Elementary School serves 425 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northern Heights 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 18:1.

School Overview

  • Northern Heights Elementary School's student population of 425 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students425 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northern Heights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northern Heights Elementary School is 0.58, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank#1329 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
23%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
61%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
12%
8%
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Diversity Score0.580.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northern Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBellingham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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