School Details

Northern Heights Elementary School

4000 Magrath Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 738-8145
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 432 students 20 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

46%
68%
65%
79%
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

59%
64%
63%
70%
76%
73%
64%
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

70%
70%
63%
79%
83%
73%
77%
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

Northern Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bellingham. The principal of Northern Heights Elementary School is Wendy Barrett. 432 children attend Northern Heights Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the 432 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northern Heights Elementary School is 20:1. Silver Beach Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 66% 76%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is excellent is every way. Love it love it love it and so do the kids. Really a great place with great people.

  • (6 years ago)

    Outstanding school with a caring staff that is willing to go above and beyond for kids. Kids have a lot of access to technology. They even have a student produced live video newscast!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school in a great quiet neighborhood.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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