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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 6 public schools managed by Meridian School District serving 1,743 students in Bellingham, Washington.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Washington state average of 45%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is more than the state average of 19:1.

Meridian School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Bellingham Irene Reither Elementary School
    954 E. Hemmi Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)398-2111

    Grades: PK-5 | 627 students
  • Bellingham Meridian High School
    194 W Laurel Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)398-8111

    Grades: 9-12 | 520 students
  • Bellingham Meridian Impact Re-engagement Alternative School
    3028 Lindbergh Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)318-2280

    Grades: 9-12 | 12 students
  • Lynden Meridian Middle School
    861 Ten Mile Road
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360)398-2291

    Grades: 6-8 | 272 students
  • Everson Meridian Parent Partnership Program Alternative School
    960 E. Hemmi Road
    Everson, WA 98247
    (360)398-9324

    Grades: K-8 | 292 students
  • Bellingham Meridian Special Programs Special Education School
    214 W Laurel Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (206)398-7111

    Grades: PK | 20 students

Overview

School District NameMeridian School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students1,743 students
# of Teachers85 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
# of Male Students874 students
% Male Students
50%
# of Female Students869 students
% Female Students
50%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.47
# of American Indian Students11 students
% American Indian Students
1%
# of Asian Students93 students
% Asian Students
5%
# of Hispanic Students330 students
% Hispanic Students
19%
# of Black Students20 students
% Black Students
1%
# of White Students1,219 students
% White Students
70%
# of Hawaiian Students3 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students67 students
% of Two or more races Students
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:20
# of Students in Kindergarten:135
# of Students in 1st Grade:132
# of Students in 2nd Grade:126
# of Students in 3rd Grade:144
# of Students in 4th Grade:150
# of Students in 5th Grade:132
# of Students in 6th Grade:130
# of Students in 7th Grade:134
# of Students in 8th Grade:108
# of Students in 9th Grade:126
# of Students in 10th Grade:135
# of Students in 11th Grade:139
# of Students in 12th Grade:132
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Meridian School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 75-79% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
61%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Meridian 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 Rate75-79%
82%
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Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $7,508 in this school district is less than the state average of $14,981. The school district revenue/student has declined by 25% over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $7,131 is less than the state average of $13,157. The school district spending/student has declined by 25% over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WA)
Total Revenue$18 MM$12 MM
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Spending$17 MM$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Meridian School District and average spending for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$7,508$14,981
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Spending / Student$7,131$13,157
This chart display average spending per public school student in Meridian 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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Meridian School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.47, which is higher than the Washington average of 0.41. The most diverse school in the district is Meridian Impact Re-engagement. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.