Squalicum High School

3773 E Mcleod Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Squalicum High School serves 1,317 students in grades 9-12.
Squalicum High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (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 75% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Squalicum High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Squalicum High School's student population of 1,317 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,317 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Rankings

Squalicum High School is ranked within the top 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 Squalicum High School is 0.61, 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
#918 out of 2052 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
11%
8%
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Hispanic
20%
23%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
58%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
7%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.610.64
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
36%
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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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Squalicum High School is Bellingham Re-engagement Program (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Shuksan Middle School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bellingham Shuksan Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 662 students
    0.8 miles
    2717 Alderwood Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6454
    0.8 6-8 662
  • Bellingham Parkview Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 317 students
    1.1 miles
    3033 Coolidge Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6433
    1.1 PK-5 317
  • Bellingham Birchwood Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 337 students
    1.2 miles
    3200 Pinewood Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6446
    1.2 PK-5 337
  • Bellingham Sunnyland Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 300 students
    1.4 miles
    2800 James St
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360) 676-6446
    1.4 PK-5 300
  • Bellingham Columbia Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 294 students
    1.5 miles
    2508 Utter St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6413
    1.5 PK-5 294

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