2800 James St
Bellingham, WA 98226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Sunnyland Elementary School serves 300 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sunnyland Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Sunnyland Elementary School's student population of 300 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
300 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Sunnyland Elementary 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 Sunnyland Elementary School is 0.52, 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
#939 out of 2052 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
8%
8%
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Hispanic
16%
23%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
67%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
8%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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: 300 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Top 50%)

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