Whatcom Middle School

  • Whatcom Middle School serves 717 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whatcom Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.

Top Placements

Whatcom Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

  • Whatcom Middle School's student population of 717 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students717 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whatcom Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whatcom Middle School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank#300 out of 2039 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
23%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
81%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
8%
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Diversity Score0.370.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBellingham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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