Bellingham School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Bellingham, WA. It has 11,524 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Bellingham School District Rankings
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Bellingham School District Reviews
I like that they clearly have the kids in mind when they make big decisions like new turf fields or building Options High School. What I find disappointing is the district's lack of reviewing teachers and maintaining a level of teaching quality that is the same for all teachers. In my own personal experience I have had teachers who are not supportive of their students, make inappropriate remarks, and are no longer capable of controlling their classroom. What's so upsetting is the large number of students who have gone to administration and complained about these teachers and yet still here they are teaching year after year. Please listen to your students! They are the best indicators that something needs to change.
The Bellingham School District is amazing! They care so much about their students and are in the process of upgrading everything from buildings to computers, something much valued and appreciated in our community.
The biggest positive of the Bellingham district is that the teachers, for the most part, seem to care about the students. The biggest negative has been having to take eight classes, which means, no matter what, the more academic classes have reduced class content time across the school year, and there are more classes for students to manage which contributes unnecessarily to their stress. The previous schedule was much better, and a seven period schedule would have been more reasonable and balanced. Please consider changing the current schedule to a six- or seven-period schedule.