Bellingham High School

Public 9-12

 2020 Cornwall Ave
       Bellingham, WA  98225-3648


(360) 676-6575

District: Bellingham School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
129th of 455 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,609 Help

Feeder schools for Bellingham High School:

Elementary:    Columbia Elementary School
    Geneva Elementary School
    Parkview Elementary School
Middle:    Kulshan Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.1
Number of students:  1,194

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
87.7%
Measles:
95.0%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
70.4%
Hispanic:
16.1%
Two or more races:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bellingham High School ranks better than 71.6% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked high schools in the Bellingham School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.4%), Hispanic (16.1%), two or more races (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bellingham High School is 21.1, which is the 3rd best among 4 high schools in the Bellingham School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bellingham High School is $9,609. 4 high schools in the Bellingham School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Bellingham High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bellingham High School 129th of 455 Washington public high schools. (See Bellingham High School in the ranking list.)

Bellingham School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bellingham School District 76th of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bellingham High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 79.65 67th 390 82.8%
2005 90.38 22nd 394 94.4%
2006 74.39 85th 395 78.5%
2007 74.91 88th 399 77.9%
2008 79.00 58th 396 85.4%
2009 80.18 56th 402 86.1%
2010 83.31 47th 423 88.9%
2011 73.24 49th 440 88.9%
2012 73.11 55th 450 87.8%
2013 74.47 54th 454 88.1%
2015 46.55 175th 341 48.7%
2016 77.05 55th 306 82.0%
2017 77.87 54th 301 82.1%
2018 79.13 54th 315 82.9%
2019 68.68 100th 418 76.1%
2021 62.59 129th 455 71.6%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Bellingham High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1213 7 46 14 40 n/a n/a 0 1320
1989 1200 9 46 14 43 n/a n/a 0 1312
1990 1194 14 54 19 42 n/a n/a 0 1323
1991 1148 13 56 25 48 n/a n/a 0 1290
1992 1156 20 60 35 58 n/a n/a 0 1329
1993 1194 24 73 50 47 n/a n/a 0 1388
1994 1192 17 83 52 34 n/a n/a 0 1378
1995 1234 21 87 59 35 n/a n/a 0 1436
1996 1234 21 87 59 35 n/a n/a 0 1436
1997 1239 26 104 77 31 n/a n/a 0 1477
1998 1322 26 115 84 32 n/a n/a 0 1579
2001 644 15 31 30 17 n/a n/a 0 737
2002 920 20 37 49 26 n/a n/a 0 1052
2003 920 20 37 49 26 n/a n/a 0 1052
2004 944 20 37 53 37 n/a n/a 0 1091
2005 1002 25 32 52 29 n/a n/a 0 1140
2006 1019 27 34 48 20 n/a n/a 8 1156
2007 1042 36 45 64 23 n/a n/a 8 1218
2008 1031 35 41 85 21 n/a n/a 15 1228
2009 932 32 28 68 23 n/a n/a 20 1103
2010 939 32 36 79 19 n/a n/a 0 1105
2011 921 30 32 113 10 3 0 0 1109
2012 903 32 40 123 11 2 0 0 1111
2013 857 20 29 136 6 5 65 0 1118
2014 854 16 23 138 7 3 78 0 1119
2015 802 12 23 137 13 1 82 0 1070
2016 763 13 26 156 13 2 74 0 1047
2017 771 13 33 160 13 1 69 0 1060
2018 786 18 42 182 17 2 72 0 1119
2019 799 13 47 184 11 3 70 0 1127
2020 848 18 44 188 7 2 82 4 1193
2021 841 13 42 192 9 1 86 10 1194

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bellingham High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1320 59.0 22.3 0
1989 1312 63.0 20.8 n/a
1990 1323 62.7 21.1 0
1991 1290 63.9 20.1 n/a
1992 1329 62.3 21.3 n/a
1993 1388 62.1 22.4 n/a
1994 1378 61.2 22.5 n/a
1995 1436 63.0 22.8 n/a
1996 1436 63.0 22.8 n/a
1997 1477 64.4 22.9 n/a
1998 1579 66.0 23.9 n/a
2001 737 35.3 20.9 n/a
2002 1052 47.6 22.1 21.9
2003 1052 47.6 22.1 21.9
2004 1091 48.0 22.7 n/a
2005 1140 48.5 23.5 6.1
2006 1156 50.3 23.0 0
2007 1218 52.9 23.0 20.8
2008 1228 53.6 22.9 23.8
2009 1103 53.6 20.6 26.6
2010 1105 48.4 22.8 26.8
2011 1109 47.9 23.1 23.4
2012 1111 47.1 23.5 32.3
2013 1118 48.5 23.0 33.8
2014 1119 n/a n/a 30.6
2015 1070 44.0 24.3 30.6
2016 1047 46.0 22.7 32.5
2017 1060 46.0 23.0 29.7
2018 1119 52.9 21.1 30.1
2019 1127 57.2 19.6 31.3
2020 1193 55.3 21.5 31.9
2021 1194 56.4 21.1 29.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bellingham High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1320 59.0 22.3 0
1989 1312 63.0 20.8 n/a
1990 1323 62.7 21.1 0
1991 1290 63.9 20.1 n/a
1992 1329 62.3 21.3 n/a
1993 1388 62.1 22.4 n/a
1994 1378 61.2 22.5 n/a
1995 1436 63.0 22.8 n/a
1996 1436 63.0 22.8 n/a
1997 1477 64.4 22.9 n/a
1998 1579 66.0 23.9 n/a
2001 737 35.3 20.9 n/a
2002 1052 47.6 22.1 21.9
2003 1052 47.6 22.1 21.9
2004 1091 48.0 22.7 n/a
2005 1140 48.5 23.5 6.1
2006 1156 50.3 23.0 0
2007 1218 52.9 23.0 20.8
2008 1228 53.6 22.9 23.8
2009 1103 53.6 20.6 26.6
2010 1105 48.4 22.8 26.8
2011 1109 47.9 23.1 23.4
2012 1111 47.1 23.5 32.3
2013 1118 48.5 23.0 33.8
2014 1119 n/a n/a 30.6
2015 1070 44.0 24.3 30.6
2016 1047 46.0 22.7 32.5
2017 1060 46.0 23.0 29.7
2018 1119 52.9 21.1 30.1
2019 1127 57.2 19.6 31.3
2020 1193 55.3 21.5 31.9
2021 1194 56.4 21.1 29.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Bellingham High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201987.7%0.0%1.6%9.3%94.2%94.3%93.4%92.6%95.0%95.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Bellingham High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $426 (3.2%) $12,769 (96.8%) $13,196
2020 $398 (4.1%) $9,210 (95.8%) $9,609

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bellingham High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 100th of 418 High schoolsRanks 129th of 455 High schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
All Grades English Language Arts (Bellingham High School)87.553.8
 33.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bellingham School District)6250.5
 11.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Bellingham High School)50.725.8
 24.9%
   All Grades Math (Bellingham School District)4631.2
 14.8%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (Bellingham High School)3253.5
 21.5%
   All Grades Science (Bellingham School District)50.153
 2.9%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.745.8
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students11271194
 5.9%
African American1313
American Indian119
 18.2%
Asian4742
 10.6%
Hispanic184192
 4.3%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
Two or More Races7086
 22.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.3%29.6%
 1.7%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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