Shuksan Middle School

Public 6-8

 2717 Alderwood Ave
       Bellingham, WA  98225-1222


(360) 676-6454

District: Bellingham School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
338th of 529 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,904 Help

Students who attend Shuksan Middle School usually attend:

High:    Squalicum High School

Feeder schools for Shuksan Middle School:

Elementary:    Alderwood Elementary School
    Cordata Elementary School
    Northern Heights Elementary School
    Sunnyland Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2
Number of students:  663

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
79.4%
Measles:
93.9%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
42.5%
Hispanic:
34.8%
Asian:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.2%

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

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Shuksan Middle School ranks worse than 63.9% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Bellingham School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.13. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Shuksan Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Bellingham School District. Racial makeup is: White (42.5%), Hispanic (34.8%), Asian (9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Bellingham School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shuksan Middle School is 16.2, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Bellingham School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shuksan Middle School is $10,904, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Bellingham School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Shuksan Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shuksan Middle School 338th of 529 Washington public middle schools. (See Shuksan Middle 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 Shuksan Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.92 222nd 421 47.3%
2005 45.71 250th 425 41.2%
2006 40.47 284th 449 36.7%
2007 42.00 287th 463 38.0%
2008 34.42 314th 466 32.6%
2009 29.23 369th 476 22.5%
2010 32.28 350th 483 27.5%
2011 42.64 308th 492 37.4%
2012 32.52 364th 497 26.8%
2013 39.58 321st 498 35.5%
2015 39.27 262nd 445 41.1%
2016 29.64 317th 443 28.4%
2017 31.39 307th 435 29.4%
2018 36.68 280th 437 35.9%
2019 27.62 380th 519 26.8%
2021 34.13 338th 529 36.1%

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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by a parent on FaceBook
Saturday, April 3, 2010

Open Quote This school has gotten a bad rap which it does not deserve. My daughter has found some great teachers and some great friends at this school. Her grades are not great, but I don't attribute this to the school. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities, and plenty of parents who care about the well-being of their children. I believe that public school is what you make it. All teachers in public school everywhere are being stretched to their limits right now. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Shuksan Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 524 6 16 6 22 n/a n/a 0 574
1989 539 12 18 10 19 n/a n/a 0 598
1990 533 7 16 10 21 n/a n/a 0 587
1991 588 4 18 18 19 n/a n/a 0 647
1992 631 5 23 22 18 n/a n/a 0 699
1993 621 7 42 28 21 n/a n/a 0 719
1994 613 8 36 36 26 n/a n/a 0 719
1995 447 6 28 21 28 n/a n/a 0 530
1996 447 6 28 21 28 n/a n/a 0 530
1997 419 5 32 23 27 n/a n/a 0 506
1998 423 15 35 23 31 n/a n/a 0 527
1999 400 7 35 24 16 n/a n/a 0 482
2000 378 9 27 33 18 n/a n/a 0 465
2001 338 10 30 34 17 n/a n/a 0 429
2002 372 9 45 63 18 n/a n/a 0 507
2003 372 9 45 63 18 n/a n/a 0 507
2004 369 13 53 67 20 n/a n/a 0 522
2005 397 19 59 88 24 n/a n/a 4 591
2006 362 21 57 91 22 n/a n/a 8 561
2007 337 21 51 99 19 n/a n/a 10 537
2008 346 16 52 115 17 n/a n/a 11 557
2009 346 17 51 128 19 n/a n/a 14 575
2010 360 23 64 142 18 n/a n/a 0 607
2011 502 29 72 185 17 5 0 0 810
2012 375 29 67 163 20 5 0 0 659
2013 353 13 70 150 13 3 50 0 652
2014 334 11 64 164 9 2 43 0 627
2015 300 8 74 169 11 3 43 0 608
2016 297 10 71 161 13 4 51 0 607
2017 315 13 84 170 13 4 48 0 647
2018 337 11 70 190 9 3 42 0 662
2019 309 16 70 220 6 4 54 1 680
2020 305 13 68 226 8 6 59 1 686
2021 282 16 60 231 10 5 56 3 663

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 Shuksan Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 574 31.0 18.5 0
1989 598 32.0 18.6 n/a
1990 587 32.4 18.1 0
1991 647 35.5 18.2 n/a
1992 699 35.7 19.5 n/a
1993 719 35.7 20.1 n/a
1994 719 37.7 19.1 n/a
1995 530 25.4 20.9 n/a
1996 530 25.4 20.9 n/a
1997 506 25.3 20.0 n/a
1998 527 27.2 19.4 n/a
1999 482 24.8 19.4 n/a
2000 465 25.3 18.4 n/a
2001 429 21.1 20.3 n/a
2002 507 31.4 16.1 45.2
2003 507 31.4 16.1 45.2
2004 522 34.0 15.4 50.8
2005 591 33.9 17.4 51.1
2006 561 35.1 16.0 52.8
2007 537 33.4 16.1 54.8
2008 557 33.3 16.7 53.1
2009 575 33.3 17.3 54.4
2010 607 32.1 18.9 58.2
2011 810 42.2 19.1 47
2012 659 36.3 18.1 65.1
2013 652 36.1 18.0 63.3
2014 627 n/a n/a 62.8
2015 608 34.0 17.8 64
2016 607 36.0 16.8 61.9
2017 647 35.6 18.1 61.5
2018 662 37.6 17.5 58.9
2019 680 41.0 16.5 56.8
2020 686 39.7 17.2 58.5
2021 663 40.7 16.2 58.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Shuksan Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 574 31.0 18.5 0
1989 598 32.0 18.6 n/a
1990 587 32.4 18.1 0
1991 647 35.5 18.2 n/a
1992 699 35.7 19.5 n/a
1993 719 35.7 20.1 n/a
1994 719 37.7 19.1 n/a
1995 530 25.4 20.9 n/a
1996 530 25.4 20.9 n/a
1997 506 25.3 20.0 n/a
1998 527 27.2 19.4 n/a
1999 482 24.8 19.4 n/a
2000 465 25.3 18.4 n/a
2001 429 21.1 20.3 n/a
2002 507 31.4 16.1 45.2
2003 507 31.4 16.1 45.2
2004 522 34.0 15.4 50.8
2005 591 33.9 17.4 51.1
2006 561 35.1 16.0 52.8
2007 537 33.4 16.1 54.8
2008 557 33.3 16.7 53.1
2009 575 33.3 17.3 54.4
2010 607 32.1 18.9 58.2
2011 810 42.2 19.1 47
2012 659 36.3 18.1 65.1
2013 652 36.1 18.0 63.3
2014 627 n/a n/a 62.8
2015 608 34.0 17.8 64
2016 607 36.0 16.8 61.9
2017 647 35.6 18.1 61.5
2018 662 37.6 17.5 58.9
2019 680 41.0 16.5 56.8
2020 686 39.7 17.2 58.5
2021 663 40.7 16.2 58.2

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.

6th Grade Immunization Rates

Shuksan Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201885.5%0.0%2.0%0.8%5.7%93.6%88.3%92.7%94.0%94.8%89.1%
201979.4%0.0%2.2%0.4%3.1%94.3%82.0%95.2%93.9%93.9%83.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201986.0%0.0%2.2%4.6%96.0%95.9%95.6%95.7%96.5%96.8%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Shuksan Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $635 (4.4%) $13,845 (95.6%) $14,479
2020 $652 (6.0%) $10,252 (94.0%) $10,904

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Shuksan Middle 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 380th of 519 Middle schoolsRanks 338th of 529 Middle schools
 9.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Shuksan Middle School)29.641.7
 12.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bellingham School District)55.550.7
 4.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.947.2
 9.7%
6th Grade Math (Shuksan Middle School)27.619.3
 8.3%
   6th Grade Math (Bellingham School District)4327.4
 15.6%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)46.827.3
 19.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Shuksan Middle School)49.137.8
 11.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Bellingham School District)65.449.1
 16.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.646.1
 14.5%
7th Grade Math (Shuksan Middle School)35.112.8
 22.3%
   7th Grade Math (Bellingham School District)52.929.3
 23.6%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)48.728.4
 20.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Shuksan Middle School)53.344.3
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Bellingham School District)64.955.7
 9.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)5849.4
 8.6%
8th Grade Math (Shuksan Middle School)36.928.1
 8.8%
   8th Grade Math (Bellingham School District)4637
 9%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)45.833.3
 12.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Shuksan Middle School)43.941.2
 2.7%
   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 (Shuksan Middle School)33.220
 13.2%
   All Grades Math (Bellingham School District)4631.2
 14.8%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (Shuksan Middle School)46.750.5
 3.8%
   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 Students680663
 2.5%
African American1616
American Indian610
 66.7%
Asian7060
 14.3%
Hispanic220231
 5%
Pacific Islander45
 25%
Two or More Races5456
 3.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.8%58.2%
 1.5%




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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.

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