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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lynden School District is an above average, public school district located in Lynden, WA. It has 3,495 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Lynden School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
128 responses
Average ACT
27
12 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,495
Free or Reduced Lunch
35.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,792
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$21,758/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$64,433
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,224
National
$949
Median Home Value
$327,000
National
$184,700

Lynden School District Reviews

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I took classes at LHS until my senior year, where I chose to go to Whatcom Community College to do running start, as I was tired with the maturity level of students and other various things. The class options were limited as a senior.
There were a lot of great teachers, along with a lot of hit or miss teachers. College in the high school classes, when I look back on it were a waste of money. I spent 400 plus dollars on CIHS pre-calc through central, which was 10 credits! At Whatcom Community College 400 dollars could earn a running start student 30 credits, or pay for two quarters depending on the classes chosen. Though you do lose the opportunity to take AP English and AP calc by choosing to go to WCC to do running start, you can earn way more college credits, and if you start as a Junior even your AA.
You will make many great memories through clubs and/or sports, but overall Lynden has some work to do academic wise.
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I started at Lynden School District as a freshman. My overall experience has been good, as I have had a good group of friends with me. But there are some major improvements needing to happen. First is the structural quality of the school- it’s not good. The school needs some major updates, especially for the amount of kids that attend. Next is that it is hard to get into the classes you would like due to the amount of people at the school and not many open spots in each specific class. Although this does change since as you get older you get higher priority. Lastly, sports. I am in two sports that are less commonly played. It is frustrating that the adults in charge give high priorities to popular sports (basketball, volleyball, football, etc.) and then choose ours every time to have to deal with low funding, having to miss events and more, every time, with no balance. All sports deserve equal opportunities. Other than these things the school is decent.
I've been a student in the Lynden School District my entire life. It's a smaller school district which allows it to be more personal/ one on one with the students. Almost all of the teachers are very nice and helpful, but every grade there is at least one teacher that doesn't teach, they just read from a textbook. At the high school there is a huge amount of clubs to choose from which is great because every student is able to feel like they have a place they belong to. The middle school on the other hand only has a couple. They mainly focus on sports at the middle school rather than the arts or sciences. When it comes to diversity, the high school teachers are all white except for the Spanish teacher. So not too good there. Staff is almost always friendly and ready to help when a student needs it and ready to listen if a student feels they need someone to talk to. Overall this is a great school district and I recommend it to new parents.