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810 Halleck St
Bellingham, WA 98225-3243
p. 360-676-6460

Whatcom Middle School
in Bellingham, WA

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students


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District & State Agencies

School District:
Bellingham School District
State Agency:
Wa State Dept Of Education

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered6th Grade – 8th Grade
LevelMiddle School
Teacher FTEs30.3
Surrounding communityCity, Small Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Bellingham, WA 98225-3243
Total Population42,414 (42,414 urban / N/A rural)
Households17,809 (2.13 people per house)
Median Household Income$29,056
Families7,813 (2.76 people per family)
Pop. — African American610
Pop. — Asian2,103
Pop. — Pacific Islander182
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native1,172
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)38,589
Pop. — Other1,158

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 109 18%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 40 7%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 149 25%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     13%
English Language Learners     5%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A54%
HispanicN/A88%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A64%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A61%
White Non-HispanicN/A76%
All Students>75%75%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 684 80.07%
GED Recipients     5.31%
Other Completers N/A 0.12%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Whatcom Middle School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic11<1%5%
Hispanic37<6%15%
Asian / Pacific Islander34<5%8%
American Indian / Alaskan Native11<1%2%
White Non-Hispanic510>84%68%
 
6th Grade 2 15 11 2 182 212
7th Grade 2 8 11 4 180 205
8th Grade 7 14 12 5 148 186
Total 11 37 34 11 510 603

Bellingham School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Whatcom Middle School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides85.6<17%20%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors1.4<0%1%
Library / Media Specialist19.0>4%2%
Library / Media Support14.5>3%2%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)3.7<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)15.4>3%3%
Guidance Staff Total19.1<4%4%
District Admins13.7>3%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt14.2<3%3%
School Admins30.2>6%5%
School Admin/Sppt41.9<8%9%
Other Support226.5>44%42%
  FTEs % of District % of State
PrekindergartenN/A0%
Kindergarten15.5<3%4%
Elementary247.8>45%45%
Secondary225.6<41%41%
Ungraded57.9>11%10%

Bellingham School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Textbooks   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$89,660,000>$8,298$6,941
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $3,302
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $3,302
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$85,850,000>$7,945$7,106
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
Assets
 Sinking Fund$5,532,000<$511$561
 Bond Fund$39,614,000>$3,666$1,860
 Other Funds$147,000<$13$1,392
Total Revenues$101,595,000<$9,402$12,348
Total Expenses$97,648,000<$9,037$12,383

Bellingham School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$25,101,000$7,706,601
Special Education Programs$2,516,000$820,929
Vocational Education Programs$980,000$616,397
Other Education Programs$5,115,000$1,578,116
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$37,949,000$11,120,000$12,104,088$3,632,213
Support Services
 Pupils$4,529,000$1,417,000$1,476,948$473,939
 Instructional Staff$3,350,000$960,000$968,235$285,534
 General Administration$357,000$56,000$178,767$42,852
 School Administration$3,786,000$1,066,000$1,404,150$411,971
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,193,000$1,268,000$994,483$394,296
 Student Transportation$1,496,000$608,000$643,047$269,668
 Business / Central / Other$1,633,000$524,000$590,767$184,222
Food Services$1,035,000$557,000$330,301$163,552
Total$57,391,000$17,583,000$18,367,747$5,735,044

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Bellingham School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Pupils$6,172,000>$571$433
  Instructional Staff$4,660,000>$431$303
  General Administration$818,000<$75$407
  School Administration$4,989,000<$461$568
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$8,386,000<$776$1,149
  Student Transportation$2,380,000<$220$671
  Business / Central / Other$2,462,000<$227$486
  Non-Specified   
  Total$29,867,000<$2,764$3,937
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$2,817,000<$260$431
  Enterprise Operations$1,544,000<$142$161
  Other   
  Total$4,361,000<$403$578
 Instruction$53,382,000<$4,940$6,189
 Total$87,610,000<$8,108$10,694
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$214,000<$19$71
 Adult Education   
 Other   
 Total$214,000<$19$71
Capital Outlay
 Construction$3,264,000<$302$1,267
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$314,000<$29$147
 Instructional Equipment$225,000<$20$48
 Other Equipment$2,077,000<$192$283
 Non-Specified Equipment   
 Total$5,880,000<$544$1,257
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems  $365
Debt Interest$3,944,000>$365$305
Total$97,648,000<$9,037$12,383

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Bellingham School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$1,642,000<$151$340
  Children with Disabilities Idea$2,350,000>$217$207
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality  $10
  Safe and Drug Free Schools   
  Title V, Part A   
  Vocational and Tech Education$95,000<$8$9
  Bilingual Education  $5
  Child Nutrition Act$1,468,000<$135$198
  Other$642,000<$59$179
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $1,066
  Indian Education$24,000<$2$38
  Other$172,000<$15$88
 Non-Specified$642,000<$59$179
 Total$6,883,000<$637$1,269
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$46,397,000<$4,294$5,783
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs$5,475,000>$506$492
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$826,000<$76$140
 Bilingual Education Programs$428,000<$39$78
 Gifted and Talented Programs$75,000<$6$7
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs$65,000<$6$13
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $623
 Transportation Programs$1,664,000<$154$776
 Other Programs$3,977,000<$368$940
 Non-Specified   
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
 Total$58,907,000<$5,451$8,286
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$27,943,000>$2,586$2,017
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes  $19
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $2
 From Other School Systems$13,000<$1$92
 From Cities and Counties$10,000 $131
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$180,000<$16$44
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$39,000<$3$8
 School Lunch$1,190,000<$110$120
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$1,592,000<$147$167
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$71,000<$6$32
 Interest Earnings$2,430,000>$224$201
 Miscellaneous$1,056,000<$97$211
 Total$35,805,000>$3,313$2,793
Total$101,595,000<$9,402$12,348

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