Shuksan Middle School

  • Shuksan Middle School serves 647 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 37% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Shuksan Middle School's student population of 647 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students647 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shuksan Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shuksan Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1622 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
27%
23%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
49%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
7%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shuksan Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.67n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBellingham School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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