Top 10 Best Whatcom County Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 76 public schools serving 27,928 students in Whatcom County, WA. Whatcom County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in Whatcom County, WA are Sehome High School, Nooksack Elementary School and Columbia Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Whatcom County, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Washington public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 61% statewide average). Schools in Whatcom County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% 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).

Top Whatcom County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Sehome High School Math: 76% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2700 Bill Mcdonald Pkwy
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6481

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,175 student
  • Rank: #22.
    Nooksack Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3333 Breckenridge Rd.
    Everson, WA 98247
    (360) 966-3321

    Grades: PK-5 | 389 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Columbia Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2508 Utter St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6413

    Grades: PK-5 | 294 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Nooksack Valley High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3326 East Badger Road
    Everson, WA 98247
    (360) 966-0106

    Grades: 7-12 | 467 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Bellingham High School Math: 58% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2020 Cornwall Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6575

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,119 student
  • Rank: #66.
    Whatcom Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    810 Halleck St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6460

    Grades: 6-8 | 717 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Fairhaven Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    110 Park Ridge Rd
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6450

    Grades: 6-8 | 627 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Lowell Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    935 14th St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6430

    Grades: PK-5 | 291 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Vossbeck Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1301 Bridgeview Dr
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360) 354-0488

    Grades: K-5 | 448 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Mount Baker Senior High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4936 Deming Rd
    Deming, WA 98244
    (360) 383-2015

    Grades: 9-12 | 528 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Meridian High School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    194 W Laurel Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360) 398-8111

    Grades: 9-12 | 509 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Silver Beach Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4101 Academy St
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360) 676-6443

    Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Happy Valley Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1041 24th St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6420

    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Sumas Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1024 Lawson Street
    Sumas, WA 98295
    (360) 988-9423

    Grades: PK-5 | 266 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Blaine High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1055 H Street
    Blaine, WA 98230
    (360) 332-6045

    Grades: 9-12 | 635 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Wade King Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2155 Yew Street Rd
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    (360) 676-6424

    Grades: PK-5 | 411 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Lynden Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    516 Main St
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (206) 354-2952

    Grades: 6-8 | 667 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Central Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5610 Second Avenue
    Ferndale, WA 98248
    (360) 383-9600

    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Isom Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    8461 Benson Rd
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360) 354-1992

    Grades: K-5 | 515 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Geneva Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1401 Geneva St
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    (360) 676-6416

    Grades: PK-5 | 465 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Beach Elementary School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3786 Centerview Road
    Lummi Island, WA 98262
    (360) 383-9440

    Grades: K-5 | 43 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Nooksack Valley Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    404 W. Columbia St.
    Everson, WA 98247
    (360) 966-7561

    Grades: 6-8 | 355 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Lynden High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1201 Bradley Rd
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360) 354-4401

    Grades: 9-12 | 882 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Blaine Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    836 Mitchell Ave
    Blaine, WA 98230
    (360) 332-5213

    Grades: 3-5 | 493 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Cascadia Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6175 Church Rd
    Ferndale, WA 98248
    (360) 383-2300

    Grades: PK-5 | 448 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Squalicum High School Math: 43% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3773 E Mcleod Rd
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360) 676-6471

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,317 student
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Acme Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5200 Turkington Rd
    Acme, WA 98220
    (360) 383-2045

    Grades: K-6 | 228 students
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Custer Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    7660 Custer School Road
    Custer, WA 98240
    (360) 383-9500

    Grades: K-5 | 349 students
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Parkview Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3033 Coolidge Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 676-6433

    Grades: PK-5 | 317 students
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    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: #3131.
    Windward High School Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5275 Northwest Ave
    Ferndale, WA 98248
    (360) 383-9289

    Grades: 9-12 | 90 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Fisher Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    501 N 14th St
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360) 354-4291

    Grades: K-5 | 426 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Kulshan Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1250 Kenoyer Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    (360) 676-4886

    Grades: 6-8 | 587 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Meridian Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    861 Ten Mile Road
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360) 398-2291

    Grades: 6-8 | 303 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Blaine Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    975 H Street
    Blaine, WA 98230
    (360) 332-8226

    Grades: 6-8 | 500 students
  • Show 41 more public schools in Whatcom County, WA (out of 76 total schools)
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