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Bellingham School District


Bellingham School District is located in northwest Washington. Bellingham School District has 90.77 square miles of land area and 46.63 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Bellingham School District population is 103,698. Bellingham School District median household income is $49,247 in 2010-2014. Bellingham School District median house value is $288,400 in 2010-2014. On average, Bellingham School District is much better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (36 out of 238, top 15%)
Elementary/Middle School: (36 out of 274, top 13%)*
Rank: #52
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:25
Population103,698 (2010-2014), rank #17
Population Growth4.25% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:754.73/sq mi, rank #36
Median Household Income:$49,247 at 2010-2014—18.10% increase since 2005-2009, rank #156
Median House Price:$288,400 at 2010-2014—-5.97% increase since 2005-2009, rank #48
Time Zone:Pacific GMT -8:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:90.77 sq mi, rank #193
Water Area:46.63 sq mi (33.94%), rank #26
County:Whatcom County
City:Bellingham, Ferndale, Geneva, Marietta-Alderwood, Sudden Valley, Sedro Woolley, Lummi Island
Zip:98226, 98225, 98229, 98248, 98284, 98262
Area:Bellingham, WA
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Bellingham School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

1306 Dupont St
Bellingham WA, 98225, Whatcom County
Phone: 360-676-6400

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:11,15211,14810,99610,93610,88010,65210,805
English Language Learner Students:638618592595452570576
Total Teachers:559.28544.00545.03541.01525.59540.50546.80
Total Other Staff:484.08472.36470.08476.57483.66499.60501.80
Instructional Aides:85.0473.5676.7083.5785.4785.3085.60
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:0.540.370.280.960.711.101.40
Total Guidance Counselors:18.3015.8015.9015.8916.4019.1019.10
Elementary Guidance Counselors:3.952.461.992.312.483.703.70
Secondary Guidance Counselors:14.3513.3413.9113.5813.9215.4015.40
Other Guidance Counselors:NANA0.00NANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:17.7017.2015.8016.3518.5018.9019.00
Library/Media Support:2.863.863.259.9111.2113.5014.50
District Administrators:23.8422.9524.9521.008.7513.7013.70
District Administrative Support:25.8521.8220.9218.1013.9713.9014.20
School Administrators:32.0034.3035.8030.2530.2530.2030.20
School Administrative Support:43.3539.7140.0843.0238.6441.9041.90
Student Support Services:40.7043.7740.4038.6035.9037.3035.70
Other Support Services:193.90199.02196.00198.92223.86224.70226.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:19.9420.4920.1820.2120.7019.7119.76


Alderwood Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3400 Hollywood Ave, Bellingham WA 98225
Bellingham High SchoolGrade 8 to Grade 12   2020 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham WA 98225
Birchwood Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3200 Pinewood Ave, Bellingham WA 98225
Carl Cozier Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1330 Lincoln St, Bellingham WA 98229
Columbia Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2508 Utter St, Bellingham WA 98225
Cordata Elementary School Prekindergarten to Grade 5   4420 Aldrich Rd, Bellingham WA 98226
Fairhaven Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   110 Park Ridge Rd, Bellingham WA 98225
Geneva Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1401 Geneva St, Bellingham WA 98229
Happy Valley Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1041 24th St, Bellingham WA 98225
Home Port Learning Center Grade 9 to Grade 12   707 Astor St, Bellingham WA 98225
Kulshan Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1250 Kenoyer Dr, Bellingham WA 98229
Larrabee Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1409 18th St, Bellingham WA 98225
Lowell Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   935 14th St, Bellingham WA 98225
Northern Heights Elementary SchlPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4000 Magrath Rd, Bellingham WA 98226
Options High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   2015 Franklin St, Bellingham WA 98225
Parkview Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3033 Coolidge Dr, Bellingham WA 98225
Roosevelt Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2900 Yew St, Bellingham WA 98226
Sehome High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   2700 Bill Mcdonald Parkway, Bellingham WA 98225
Shuksan Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   2717 Alderwood Ave, Bellingham WA 98225
Silver Beach Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4101 Academy St, Bellingham WA 98226
Squalicum High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   3773 East Mcleod Rd, Bellingham WA 98226
Sunnyland Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2800 James St, Bellingham WA 98226
Visions (Seamar Youth Center) Grade 6 to Grade 12   1603 East Illinois St, Bellingham WA 98226
Wade King Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2155 Yew St Rd, Bellingham WA 98229
Whatcom Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   810 Halleck St, Bellingham WA 98225

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std80.4%64.1%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std91.0%81.7%
2011Math Year 1End of course% met std71.4%62.4%
2012Math Year 1End of course% met std78.9%71%
2013Math Year 1End of course% met std88.1%80.7%
2011Math Year 2End of course% met std81.4%72.9%
2012Math Year 2End of course% met std88.6%79.1%
2013Math Year 2End of course% met std95.0%89.4%
2010Math10th Grade% met std51.3%41.6%
2010Reading10th Grade% met std82.5%78.8%
2011Reading10th Grade% met std87.2%82.3%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std85.5%81.1%
2013Reading10th Grade% met std87.6%83.5%
2010Science10th Grade% met std56.6%44.7%
2011Science10th Grade% met std62.5%49.7%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std88.5%85.9%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std88.6%86%
2012Writing10th Grade% met std88.2%85.2%
2013Writing10th Grade% met std87.8%84.9%
MSP Test
2010Math3rd Grade% met std61.7%61.7%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std64.2%61.5%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std65.6%65.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std67.7%65.2%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std73.9%72%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std77.7%73.1%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std73.2%68.7%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std78.9%73.0%
2010Math4th Grade% met std55.2%53.6%
2011Math4th Grade% met std63.2%59.3%
2012Math4th Grade% met std67%59.3%
2013Math4th Grade% met std63.6%62.5%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std68.6%67.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std74.5%67.3%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std76.2%71.4%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std76.4%72.4%
2010Writing4th Grade% met std58%61%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std65.8%61.4%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std66.8%61.3%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std67.8%62.1%
2010Math5th Grade% met std58.3%53.6%
2011Math5th Grade% met std67.3%61.2%
2012Math5th Grade% met std69.4%63.7%
2013Math5th Grade% met std69.5%62.6%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std77.3%69.5%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std74.2%67.6%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std76.9%71%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std82.5%72.6%
2010Science5th Grade% met std46.8%34%
2011Science5th Grade% met std68.6%55.6%
2012Science5th Grade% met std77.3%66.1%
2013Science5th Grade% met std77.1%66.5%
2010Math6th Grade% met std51.5%51.8%
2011Math6th Grade% met std60.4%58.8%
2012Math6th Grade% met std63.2%61.4%
2013Math6th Grade% met std61.8%59.3%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std70.8%64.5%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std77.2%70.6%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std75.8%70.6%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std77.0%71.4%
2010Math7th Grade% met std69.5%55.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std70.5%56.9%
2012Math7th Grade% met std72.4%59.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std72.1%63.7%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std74%63.3%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std64.1%56.4%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std79.2%71.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std78.4%68.7%
2010Writing7th Grade% met std76.4%70.2%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std70.4%71%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std75.4%71%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std76.7%71.0%
2010Math8th Grade% met std52.5%51.5%
2011Math8th Grade% met std65.5%50.3%
2012Math8th Grade% met std62.9%55.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std65.0%53.2%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std77.6%69.2%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std76.9%68.6%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std74.5%67.2%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std73.9%66.2%
2010Science8th Grade% met std66.7%54.4%
2011Science8th Grade% met std75%61.5%
2012Science8th Grade% met std74.9%66.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std75.2%64.9%
2004Math10th Grade% met std54%43.9%
2005Math10th Grade% met std60.1%47.5%
2006Math10th Grade% met std59.2%51%
2007Math10th Grade% met std65.2%50.2%
2008Math10th Grade% met std62.5%49.3%
2009Math10th Grade% met std56%45.2%
2004Reading10th Grade% met std71.3%64.5%
2005Reading10th Grade% met std79.1%72.9%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std85.2%81.9%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std85.3%80.6%
2008Reading10th Grade% met std86.8%81.3%
2009Reading10th Grade% met std84.7%80.9%
2004Science10th Grade% met std43.6%32.2%
2005Science10th Grade% met std49.9%35.8%
2006Science10th Grade% met std43.2%34.9%
2007Science10th Grade% met std52.7%36.3%
2008Science10th Grade% met std52.1%39.7%
2009Science10th Grade% met std46.8%38.6%
2004Writing10th Grade% met std71.5%65.2%
2005Writing10th Grade% met std72.6%65.2%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std84.2%79.7%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std87.5%83.6%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std89.6%86.2%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std90.8%86.3%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std69.1%64.2%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std72.6%69.4%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std76.4%68.3%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std69%66.3%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std76%68.2%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std75.9%70.7%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std77%70.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std70.3%71.3%
2004Math4th Grade% met std64.1%59.9%
2005Math4th Grade% met std64.5%60.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std65.3%58.9%
2007Math4th Grade% met std69.2%57.9%
2008Math4th Grade% met std58.1%53.4%
2009Math4th Grade% met std60.3%52.3%
2004Reading4th Grade% met std81.3%74.4%
2005Reading4th Grade% met std82.8%79.5%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std88.9%81.1%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std84.2%76.4%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std77%72.3%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std74.6%73.5%
2004Writing4th Grade% met std64.1%55.8%
2005Writing4th Grade% met std65.1%57.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std65%60.3%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std66.8%60.1%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std65.4%62.1%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std63.6%60.3%
2006Math5th Grade% met std59.4%55.8%
2007Math5th Grade% met std68.6%59.3%
2008Math5th Grade% met std65.9%61%
2009Math5th Grade% met std64.7%61.9%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std80.2%76.2%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std81.2%71.7%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std80.8%75.3%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std79.5%73.9%
2004Science5th Grade% met std37.8%28.2%
2005Science5th Grade% met std44.4%35.6%
2006Science5th Grade% met std48.9%35.7%
2007Science5th Grade% met std50.6%36.4%
2008Science5th Grade% met std56.2%42.9%
2009Science5th Grade% met std54%44.9%
2006Math6th Grade% met std56.4%49.4%
2007Math6th Grade% met std54.6%49.5%
2008Math6th Grade% met std57.1%48.9%
2009Math6th Grade% met std60%50.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std74%66.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std74.5%67.8%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std76.9%68.6%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std76.6%72%
2004Math7th Grade% met std57.4%46.3%
2005Math7th Grade% met std59.4%50.8%
2006Math7th Grade% met std59.7%48.5%
2007Math7th Grade% met std62.4%54.4%
2008Math7th Grade% met std56.9%50.3%
2009Math7th Grade% met std60.3%51.8%
2004Reading7th Grade% met std71.4%60.4%
2005Reading7th Grade% met std78.1%69%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std72.1%61.5%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std76.7%68.5%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std68.1%62.8%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std68.1%59.3%
2004Writing7th Grade% met std68.3%57.9%
2005Writing7th Grade% met std73.5%61.2%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std72.4%64.5%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std74.7%68.1%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std73.6%69.7%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std74.7%69.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std59.9%48.8%
2007Math8th Grade% met std62.2%49.5%
2008Math8th Grade% met std63.1%51.5%
2009Math8th Grade% met std61.8%50.8%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std76.2%70.1%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std74.4%64.7%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std71.3%65.9%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std73.4%67.5%
2004Science8th Grade% met std51.9%39.4%
2005Science8th Grade% met std46.2%36.4%
2006Science8th Grade% met std57.2%42.9%
2007Science8th Grade% met std54.5%44.4%
2008Science8th Grade% met std55.9%47.9%
2009Science8th Grade% met std62.6%51.1%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$117,200,000$10,658 $152,872,000$13,979 $122,041,000$11,217 
Total Expenditures:$115,074,000$10,465 $160,086,000$14,638 $115,876,000$10,650 
Total Current Expenditures:$105,308,000$9,577 $103,637,000$9,477 $97,872,000$8,996 
Instructional Expenditures:$62,860,000$5,71759.7%$64,345,000$5,88462.1%$60,101,000$5,52461.4%
Student and Staff Support:$13,108,000$1,19212.4%$11,420,000$1,04411.0%$11,456,000$1,05311.7%
Operations, Food, Other:$17,292,000$1,57316.4%$17,311,000$1,58316.7%$16,484,000$1,51516.8%
Total Capital Outlay:$4,900,000$446 $51,093,000$4,672 $13,080,000$1,202 
Construction:$2,246,000$204 $48,606,000$4,445 $9,714,000$893 
Total Other:$389,000$35 $407,000$37 $390,000$36 
Interest on Debt:$4,477,000$407 $4,949,000$453 $4,534,000$417 
Total Salary:$66,716,000$6,067 $65,881,000$6,024 $63,338,000$5,822 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$42,848,000$3,89764.2%$44,289,000$4,05067.2%$42,011,000$3,86166.3%
Other Salary:$23,868,000$2,17135.8%$21,592,000$1,97432.8%$21,327,000$1,96033.7%
Total Benefit:$22,029,000$2,003 $20,606,000$1,884 $19,450,000$1,788 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$13,713,000$1,24762.2%$13,242,000$1,21164.3%$12,337,000$1,13463.4%
Other Benefit:$8,316,000$75637.8%$7,364,000$67335.7%$7,113,000$65436.6%

* Bellingham School District was rated 4.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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