School Details

Larrabee Elementary School

1409 18th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6424
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 207 students 20 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

64%
68%
65%
85%
79%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Bellingham School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
64%
63%
60%
76%
73%
54%
68%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Bellingham School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
70%
63%
79%
83%
73%
83%
77%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Bellingham School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Larrabee Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bellingham. The principal of Larrabee Elementary School is Eric Paige. 207 students go to Larrabee Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 207 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Larrabee Elementary School is 20:1. Lowell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 76%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 10% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    We had a wonderful experience in Larrabee. It is a true learning community where administrators teachers parents and students enjoy learning. My daughter flourished during the two years she attended this school. Her teachers inspired her creativity joy for learning love for reading and exploration. To her they are the best teachers and in her own words t is heaven.'

  • (5 years ago)

    This school looks great on the outside small charming great location and views. But do not be deceived by first impressions. This is a highly dysfunctional school with poor discipline and hands off leadership. I withdrew my child after one year because the teacher was completely incompetent. What a shame.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that is the best school in town small ratio of student for teachers..

  • (10 years ago)

    Larrabee is a fabulous school. There are many very active parents and an incredible staff of teachers. My experience as a parent at Larrabee is the incredible dedication of the teachers. My daughter has struggled with math and some social issues and her 4th grade teacher spent time with her outside of the class and even into the following year when she was no longer in her class. Larrabee's reading and writing program is amazing. Both of my kids love to read and write I believe because of the passion of the teachers to make it a fun learning experience. Larrabee's math program is a little different but I think it works. There is a lot of support for kids in areas of math reading and writing. Parent involvement is also amazing. There are many P.T.A. programs that far surpass the size of the school. We love Larrabee.

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