Top 10 Best Bellingham Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 33 public schools serving 13,662 students in Bellingham, WA. Bellingham has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in Bellingham, WA are Sehome High School, Columbia Elementary School and Lowell Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Bellingham, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 61% statewide average). Schools in Bellingham have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Washington public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Best Bellingham, WA Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sehome High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2700 Bill Mcdonald Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6481
Grades: 9-12
| 1,175 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Columbia Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2508 Utter St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6413
Grades: PK-5
| 294 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
935 14th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6430
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
Rank: #44.
Bellingham High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2020 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6575
Grades: 9-12
| 1,119 students
Rank: #55.
Meridian High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
194 W Laurel Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 398-8111
Grades: 9-12
| 509 students
Rank: #66.
Fairhaven Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 Park Ridge Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6450
Grades: 6-8
| 627 students
Rank: #77.
Whatcom Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
810 Halleck St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6460
Grades: 6-8
| 717 students
Rank: #88.
Silver Beach Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4101 Academy St
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-6443
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
Rank: #99.
Happy Valley Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1041 24th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6420
Grades: PK-5
| 439 students
Rank: #1010.
Wade King Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2155 Yew Street Rd
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 676-6424
Grades: PK-5
| 411 students
Rank: #1111.
Squalicum High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3773 E Mcleod Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-6471
Grades: 9-12
| 1,317 students
Rank: #1212.
Sunnyland Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2800 James St
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-6446
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
Rank: #1313.
Parkview Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3033 Coolidge Dr
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6433
Grades: PK-5
| 317 students
Rank: #1414.
Harmony Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5060 Sand Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 383-2050
Grades: K-6
| 338 students
Rank: #1515.
Kulshan Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1250 Kenoyer Dr
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 676-4886
Grades: 6-8
| 587 students
Rank: #1616.
Geneva Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1401 Geneva St
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 676-6416
Grades: PK-5
| 465 students
Rank: #1717.
Visions (seamar Youth Center)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1603 E Illinois St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-2787
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
Rank: #1818.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Yew St
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-6440
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #1919.
Carl Cozier Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1330 Lincoln St
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 676-6410
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #2020.
Options High School
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2020 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 647-6871
Grades: 9-12
| 157 students
Rank: #2121.
Irene Reither Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
954 E. Hemmi Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 398-2111
Grades: PK-5
| 695 students
Rank: #2222.
Northern Heights Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 Magrath Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 738-8145
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #2323.
Shuksan Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2717 Alderwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6454
Grades: 6-8
| 662 students
Rank: #2424.
Birchwood Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3200 Pinewood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6446
Grades: PK-5
| 337 students
Rank: #2525.
Cordata Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4420 Aldrich Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-6466
Grades: PK-5
| 371 students
Rank: #2626.
Alderwood Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Hollywood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6404
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
Bellingham Family Partnership Program
Alternative School
1409 18th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6424
Grades: K-12
| 72 students
Bellingham Re-engagement Program
Alternative School
1306 Dupont St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 89 students
2334 Lummi View Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 758-4300
Grades: K-8
| 229 students
Lummi High School
2334 Lummi View Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 758-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 114 students
Meridian Impact Re-engagement
Alternative School
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 318-2280
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
Meridian Special Programs
Special Education School
214 W Laurel Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(206) 398-7111
Grades: PK
| 28 students
311 Grand Ave 6th Fl
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6707
Grades: 8-12
| 6 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham, Washington Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3408 Redwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6437
Grades: PK
| 67 students
2036 Ellis St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-5092
Grades: 9-12
| 26 students
Discovery Center (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
1306 Dupont St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-6235
Grades: 2-11
| 12 students
707 Astor St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-2627
Grades: 8-12
| 8 students
2334 Lummi View Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 758-3147
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
194 W. Laurel Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 966-7076
Grades: 7-12
| 39 students
5604 Mission Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 988-2641
Grades: 7-12
| 33 students
5275 Northwest Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 383-9554
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
Timber Ridge (Closed 2010)
Alternative School
5604 Mission Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 966-0106
Grades: 6-12
| 17 students
5604 Mission Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 966-0106
Grades: 7-12
| 20 students

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