Fairhaven Middle School

110 Park Ridge Rd, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6450
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 528 students 19 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
69%
63%
87%
78%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bellingham School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
66%
58%
80%
76%
68%
85%
78%
71%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bellingham School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairhaven Middle School is a public middle school in Bellingham. The principal of Fairhaven Middle School is Michelle Kuss-Cybula. 528 students go to Fairhaven Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 24% of the 528 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fairhaven Middle School is 19:1. Whatcom Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 75%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Fairhaven offers unacceptable class sizes of 50 students to 1 teacher. They have a very unfriendly administration.

  • (4 years ago)

    6th grade math has been a terrible trial.the class has 60 kids in it .its independent study if you need help you stand in line for one of the teachers if you are at the back of the line you may get no help that day.it would be better if it ere two classes of thirty .a class of 60 with two teachers is a distracting poor environment for learning

  • (4 years ago)

    Well I'm a student so I have a first-hand knowledge of Fairhaven. The teachers are WAAAY to passive!!! We have socials and there are always a bunch of kids grinding and inappropriate music. Kids dump food on each other all the time at lunch and they recieve a stern look IF even that. But kids aren't tormented about their wealth too much unless a bad home life makes them be a jerk to others in which case they are which is sad but no one wants to be around them because they're so mean. Trust me I've tried...

  • (5 years ago)

    Fairhaven is great IF your family has money. If not then expect your child to be ridiculed by their fellow classmates talked down to by most of the teachers and harassed by the administration. The obvious class warfare is completely enabled by the inept administration who turn a blind eye to any infractions that a wealthier student might commit yet throw the book at the poorer students. I am not alone in my sentiment - I have spoken with other students and parents who have experienced the exact same thing. I will say that the counselors are great in that they recognized the favoritism towards the wealthier students yet they were powerless to do anything about it. In short if you're poor you won't be welcome at Fairhaven Middle School.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is the greatest!

  • (10 years ago)

    Fairhaven goes above and beyond a parents typical expectations. I've been very pleased with the friendly safe nature of the school community as well as incredibly able teachers and staff.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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