Whatcom County Detention Center

  • Whatcom County Detention Center serves 6 students in grades 8-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

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School Overview

  • Whatcom County Detention Center's student population of 6 students has declined by 57% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students6 students
This chart display total students of Whatcom County Detention Center by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Whatcom County Detention Center
Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Whatcom County Detention Center by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Student : Teacher Ratio6:118:1
American Indian
17%
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Whatcom County Detention Center and percentage of American Indian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
n/a
8%
Hispanic
17%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whatcom County Detention Center and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
33%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whatcom County Detention Center and the percentage of Black public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
White
33%
54%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whatcom County Detention Center and the percentage of White public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
8%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Whatcom County Detention Center and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Washington by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whatcom County Detention Center. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.730.64
This chart display the diversity score of Whatcom County Detention Center and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whatcom County Detention Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthwest Educational Service District 189 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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