Squalicum High School

Public 9-12

 3773 E McLeod Rd
       Bellingham, WA  98226-7728


(360) 676-6471

District: Bellingham School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
283rd of 455 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,288 Help

Feeder schools for Squalicum High School:

Elementary:    Alderwood Elementary School
    Cordata Elementary School
    Northern Heights Elementary School
    Silver Beach Elementary School
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Middle:    Shuksan Middle School
    Whatcom Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.6
Number of students:  1,291

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
90.2%
Measles:
96.6%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
57.9%
Hispanic:
20.0%
Asian:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.4%

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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 Squalicum High School ranks worse than 62.2% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 3rd 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 36.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Squalicum High School has the largest high school student body size in the Bellingham School District. Racial makeup is: White (57.9%), Hispanic (20%), Asian (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Squalicum High School is 20.6, which is the 2nd best among 4 high schools in the Bellingham School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Squalicum High School is $10,288. 3 high schools in the Bellingham School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Squalicum High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Squalicum High School 283rd of 455 Washington public high schools. (See Squalicum 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 Squalicum High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.03 112th 390 71.3%
2005 67.81 129th 394 67.3%
2006 61.85 159th 395 59.7%
2007 68.58 121st 399 69.7%
2008 62.51 157th 396 60.4%
2009 57.65 201st 402 50.0%
2010 57.81 204th 423 51.8%
2011 55.37 181st 440 58.9%
2012 64.95 120th 450 73.3%
2013 64.61 153rd 454 66.3%
2015 16.85 306th 341 10.3%
2016 51.24 175th 306 42.8%
2017 75.60 62nd 301 79.4%
2018 57.44 150th 315 52.4%
2019 55.92 186th 418 55.5%
2021 36.67 283rd 455 37.8%

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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Friday, November 20, 2015

Open Quote I have had 2 of my 4 boys graduate Squalicum High School. One is currently a Junior there. We have been very happy at Squalicum and feel it is a good school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Squalicum High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 1393 24 112 86 32 n/a n/a 0 1647
2000 1394 26 108 72 32 n/a n/a 0 1632
2001 1088 21 87 62 29 n/a n/a 0 1287
2002 1025 19 83 71 18 n/a n/a 0 1216
2003 1025 19 83 71 18 n/a n/a 0 1216
2004 1016 17 95 86 23 n/a n/a 0 1237
2005 1023 25 112 107 23 n/a n/a 1 1291
2006 985 23 123 110 20 n/a n/a 8 1269
2007 946 27 145 131 26 n/a n/a 17 1292
2008 931 29 143 139 24 n/a n/a 18 1284
2009 880 37 130 147 27 n/a n/a 33 1254
2010 960 35 143 177 28 n/a n/a 0 1343
2011 991 39 106 203 15 3 0 0 1357
2012 931 38 126 224 18 4 0 0 1341
2013 888 10 131 226 19 4 71 0 1349
2014 862 10 126 241 20 5 80 0 1344
2015 868 19 131 243 19 11 84 0 1375
2016 841 17 133 275 22 10 94 0 1392
2017 813 25 135 266 13 5 109 0 1366
2018 767 22 148 263 16 5 96 0 1317
2019 732 21 139 252 14 2 95 0 1255
2020 746 17 138 253 13 1 103 4 1275
2021 748 18 136 258 13 2 110 6 1291

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 Squalicum High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1647 72.0 22.9 n/a
2000 1632 72.7 22.4 n/a
2001 1287 54.6 23.6 n/a
2002 1216 55.2 22.0 21.3
2003 1216 55.2 22.0 21.3
2004 1237 57.0 21.7 26.1
2005 1291 57.4 22.5 27
2006 1269 59.3 21.4 28.3
2007 1292 59.8 21.6 29.6
2008 1284 61.1 21.0 30.3
2009 1254 61.1 20.5 34.7
2010 1343 57.2 23.4 33.3
2011 1357 61.0 22.2 30.1
2012 1341 59.6 22.5 40.9
2013 1349 57.9 23.2 41.4
2014 1344 n/a n/a 40
2015 1375 58.0 23.7 40.4
2016 1392 59.0 23.5 43.8
2017 1366 61.1 22.3 43.3
2018 1317 64.2 20.5 40.7
2019 1255 63.2 19.8 36.4
2020 1275 62.5 20.3 35.4
2021 1291 62.4 20.6 34.4

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 Squalicum High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1647 72.0 22.9 n/a
2000 1632 72.7 22.4 n/a
2001 1287 54.6 23.6 n/a
2002 1216 55.2 22.0 21.3
2003 1216 55.2 22.0 21.3
2004 1237 57.0 21.7 26.1
2005 1291 57.4 22.5 27
2006 1269 59.3 21.4 28.3
2007 1292 59.8 21.6 29.6
2008 1284 61.1 21.0 30.3
2009 1254 61.1 20.5 34.7
2010 1343 57.2 23.4 33.3
2011 1357 61.0 22.2 30.1
2012 1341 59.6 22.5 40.9
2013 1349 57.9 23.2 41.4
2014 1344 n/a n/a 40
2015 1375 58.0 23.7 40.4
2016 1392 59.0 23.5 43.8
2017 1366 61.1 22.3 43.3
2018 1317 64.2 20.5 40.7
2019 1255 63.2 19.8 36.4
2020 1275 62.5 20.3 35.4
2021 1291 62.4 20.6 34.4

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

Squalicum High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201990.2%0.3%1.3%6.2%96.8%95.9%95.7%95.7%96.6%96.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Squalicum High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $441 (3.3%) $12,984 (96.7%) $13,426
2020 $437 (4.2%) $9,852 (95.8%) $10,288

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Squalicum 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 186th of 418 High schoolsRanks 283rd of 455 High schools
 17.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
All Grades English Language Arts (Squalicum High School)75.539.6
 35.9%
   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 (Squalicum High School)36.216.6
 19.6%
   All Grades Math (Bellingham School District)4631.2
 14.8%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (Squalicum High School)35.241.5
 6.3%
   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 Students12551291
 2.9%
African American2118
 14.3%
American Indian1413
 7.1%
Asian139136
 2.2%
Hispanic252258
 2.4%
Pacific Islander22
Two or More Races95110
 15.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.4%34.4%
 2%




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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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