School Details

Sunnyland Elementary School

2800 James St, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-6446
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 429 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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68%
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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

66%
64%
63%
75%
76%
73%
79%
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

64%
70%
63%
79%
83%
73%
70%
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

Sunnyland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bellingham. The principal of Sunnyland Elementary School is Mary Anne Stuckart. 429 students attend Sunnyland Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 44% of the 429 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sunnyland Elementary School is 18:1. Bellingham Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 76%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 21% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian 17% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has attended Sunnyland Elementary for two years. He had the same teacher for both third and fourth grade Mr. Brian Pahl. Mr. Pahl is an excellent teacher. He's one of the few teachers who's qualified to use computers in his class as a teaching aid. Also he doesn't hold any student back from learning and pays extra attention to the students who really need his help. The principal Mary Anne Stuckart is very dedicated to her school and organizes many activities that involve the parents including library/reading nights math nights and many other activities that are always a huge success with a large turnout of not only the parents and students but also the teachers. Sunnyland also has a very active PTA that is involved in fund raising for school activities. This will be my son's last year at Sunnyland and I've heard very good things about both fifth grade teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very disappointed in this school. Kindergarten teacher left my child traumatized feeling they could not succeed. It took 3 months at another school to get this child to the point where they were willing to spread their wings and try again. Truly excellent teachers (there are some) receive very little support by the administration. Creativity NOT encouraged lock-step obedient uninspired performance rewarded. One teacher at an awards ceremony did not even know the names of all the children in her class. Not preparing children for success in the 21st century.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son went to Sunnyland for 5 years and my daughter is now in her 5th year and I have to say Sunnyland seems more like a business trying to raise (make) money as apposed to giving our children the proper education. Sunnyland is a low income school and recieves money for each child that attends I truly feel as if they care more about your child returning the next year as apposed to them succeeding and making it to the next year. Don't get me wrong they have a few EXCELLENT teachers the playground attendant and even the custodian are great with the kids. One of the issues that bugs me the most Sunnyland does not send kids home that have lice. With them not sending the kids home the infestation does not go away. No kid left behind is BS at Sunnyland. B.M

  • (5 years ago)

    My son started Kindergarten there a month ago and absolutely loves it. He really likes his teachers and Mr. Carpenter the playground attendent. Before he started I like and parent was anbit concerned he'd settle in okay but I needn;t have worried. The teaxchers have all been exceptional in making school fun and interesting. Like all good teachers they really care about the kids' development.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a son who was multiple grade levels behind due to previous school moving him forward even though he was not prepared. This school took the time to listen to me and put him on an IEP. Within the first Semester of the IEP he had improved one grade level in his reading! This is an amazing school with a wonderful caring staff who listen to parent concerns.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like the school and staff they do a very good job with the limited resources they have. I wish the they received more funding to be able to afford better equipment supplies etc. M

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