Bellingham High School



Bellingham High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Bellingham High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 283
10 270
11 301
12 264

Bellingham High School is a public high school of the Bellingham School District located in Bellingham, WA. It has 1,118 students in grades 9th through 12th. Bellingham High School is the 134th largest public high school in Washington and the 5,146th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 23.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,118
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23:1
Full Time Teachers: 48.58

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Bellingham High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 586
(52%)
1,876
(50%)
 Male 532
(48%)
1,852
(50%)

Bellingham High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 857
(77%)
2,700
(72%)
 Hispanic 136
(12%)
500
(13%)
 Two or More 65
(6%)
222
(6%)
 Asian 29
(3%)
215
(6%)
 Black 20
(2%)
44
(1%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
35
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(0%)
12
(0%)

Bellingham High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 740
(66%)
2,389
(64%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 296
(26%)
1,078
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 82
(7%)
261
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Bellingham High School is ranked 131st out of 0 ranked schools in Washington, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Bellingham High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (33.8%) is slightly lower than the state average of 40.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Bellingham High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1148
2006 1210
2007 1213
2008 1083
2009 1105
2010 1109
2011 1111
2012 1118

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.8
2006 22.9
2007 22.6
2008 20.2
2009 22.8
2010 23.2
2011 23.6
2012 23

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 0.20826446280992
2007 0.23825226710635
2008 0.26592797783934
2009 0.26787330316742
2010 0.23444544634806
2011 0.32313231323132
2012 0.33810375670841

Compare Bellingham High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,947.5% 19.5:1
 
2,300.0% 23.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 33.8%
 
State Average 40.8%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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