Bellingham School District

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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 24 public schools managed by Bellingham School District serving 10,800 students in Bellingham, Washington.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Washington state average of 45%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the state average of 19:1.

Bellingham School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Bellingham Alderwood Elementary School
    3400 Hollywood Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6404

    Grades: PK-5 | 236 students
  • Bellingham Bellingham Family Partnership Program Alternative School
    1409 18th St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6424

    Grades: K-12 | 159 students
  • Bellingham Bellingham High School
    2020 Cornwall Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6575

    Grades: 9-12 | 1060 students
  • Bellingham Bellingham Re-engagement Program Alternative School
    1306 Dupont St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6400

    Grades: 9-12 | 81 students
  • Bellingham Birchwood Elementary School
    3200 Pinewood Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6446

    Grades: PK-5 | 331 students
  • Bellingham Carl Cozier Elementary School
    1330 Lincoln St
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    (360)676-6410

    Grades: PK-5 | 295 students
  • Bellingham Columbia Elementary School
    2508 Utter St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6413

    Grades: PK-5 | 287 students
  • Bellingham Cordata Elementary School
    4420 Aldrich Rd
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)676-6466

    Grades: PK-5 | 428 students
  • Bellingham Fairhaven Middle School
    110 Park Ridge Rd
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6450

    Grades: 6-8 | 631 students
  • Bellingham Geneva Elementary School
    1401 Geneva St
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    (360)676-6416

    Grades: PK-5 | 462 students
  • Bellingham Happy Valley Elementary School
    1041 24th St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6420

    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
  • Bellingham Home Port Learning Center Alternative School
    707 Astor St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-2627

    Grades: 8-12 | 8 students
  • Bellingham Kulshan Middle School
    1250 Kenoyer Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    (360)676-4886

    Grades: 6-8 | 544 students
  • Bellingham Lowell Elementary School
    935 14th St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6430

    Grades: PK-5 | 305 students
  • Bellingham Northern Heights Elementary School
    4000 Magrath Rd
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)738-8145

    Grades: PK-5 | 376 students
  • Bellingham Options High School Alternative School
    2020 Cornwall Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)647-6871

    Grades: 9-12 | 104 students
  • Bellingham Parkview Elementary School
    3033 Coolidge Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6433

    Grades: PK-5 | 295 students
  • Bellingham Roosevelt Elementary School
    2900 Yew St
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)676-6440

    Grades: PK-5 | 397 students
  • Bellingham Sehome High School
    2700 Bill Mcdonald Pkwy
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6481

    Grades: 9-12 | 1191 students
  • Bellingham Shuksan Middle School
    2717 Alderwood Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6454

    Grades: 6-8 | 647 students
  • Bellingham Silver Beach Elementary School
    4101 Academy St
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)676-6443

    Grades: PK-5 | 457 students
  • Bellingham Squalicum High School
    3773 E Mcleod Rd
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)676-6471

    Grades: 9-12 | 1366 students
  • Bellingham Visions (seamar Youth Center) Alternative School
    1603 E Illinois St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-2787

    Grades: 6-12 | 28 students
  • Bellingham Whatcom Middle School
    810 Halleck St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)676-6460

    Grades: 6-8 | 682 students

Overview

School District NameBellingham School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students10,800 students
# of Teachers564 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
# of Male Students5,177 students
% Male Students
48%
# of Female Students5,623 students
% Female Students
52%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.51
# of American Indian Students113 students
% American Indian Students
1%
# of Asian Students621 students
% Asian Students
6%
# of Hispanic Students1,721 students
% Hispanic Students
16%
# of Black Students190 students
% Black Students
2%
# of White Students7,315 students
% White Students
68%
# of Hawaiian Students39 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students801 students
% of Two or more races Students
7%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:61
# of Students in Kindergarten:722
# of Students in 1st Grade:756
# of Students in 2nd Grade:730
# of Students in 3rd Grade:755
# of Students in 4th Grade:667
# of Students in 5th Grade:735
# of Students in 6th Grade:876
# of Students in 7th Grade:808
# of Students in 8th Grade:854
# of Students in 9th Grade:891
# of Students in 10th Grade:917
# of Students in 11th Grade:913
# of Students in 12th Grade:1,115
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Bellingham School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 293 school districts in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 75% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bellingham School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
61%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bellingham School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Bellingham School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $10,947 in this school district is less than the state average of $14,981. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $10,394 is less than the state average of $13,157. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WA)
Total Revenue$122 MM$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Bellingham School District and average revenue for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$116 MM$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Bellingham School District and average spending for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,947$14,981
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Bellingham School District and average revenue per public school student in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$10,394$13,157
This chart display average spending per public school student in Bellingham School District and average spending per public school student in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Bellingham School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.51, which is higher than the Washington average of 0.41. The most diverse school in the district is Cordata Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.