Average Teacher Salary in Bellingham School District

The average teacher salary in Bellingham School District is $47,192.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $26,456 $19,677 $21,752 $24,657 $29,890 $34,311
Kindergarten $46,422 $29,072 $36,210 $44,492 $56,881 $67,480
Elementary $52,609 $31,664 $41,252 $52,940 $65,468 $74,782
Middle school $55,688 $39,158 $46,049 $55,411 $66,517 $74,546
High school $54,789 $31,450 $44,367 $54,545 $68,108 $77,718

How to Become a Teacher in Bellingham School District

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,040
  • Full time teachers: 541
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 85
  • Instructional Coordinators: 1
  • Elementary Teachers: 249
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 16
  • Pre-K Teachers: 0
  • High School Teachers: 217
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 11,536

Financial Statistics for Bellingham School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $35,805,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $58,907,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $6,883,000
  • Total revenue: $101,595,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $53,382,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $57,391,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $17,583,000
  • Expenditures per student: $214,000
  • Total expenditures: $97,648,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $25,101,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $2,516,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $980,000

Information on Schools within Bellingham School District

Elementary Schools within the Bellingham School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alderwood Elementary School
3400 Hollywood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6404
  • Total: 391
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 59
20 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Birchwood Elementary School
3200 Pinewood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6446
  • Total: 320
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 53
19 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Carl Cozier Elementary School
1330 Lincoln St
Bellingham, WA 98229
360-676-6410
  • Total: 400
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 86
  • 5th grade: 77
19 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Columbia Elementary School
600 Alaska St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-662-7256
  • Total: 420
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 77
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 68
15 to 1 28 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Geneva Elementary School
1401 Geneva St
Bellingham, WA 98229
360-676-6416
  • Total: 459
  • Kindergarten: 65
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 85
  • 5th grade: 85
18 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Happy Valley Elementary School
1041 24th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6420
  • Total: 455
  • Kindergarten: 63
  • 1st grade: 78
  • 2nd grade: 92
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 84
  • 5th grade: 56
21 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Larrabee Elementary School
1409 18th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6424
  • Total: 251
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 29
  • 2nd grade: 42
  • 3rd grade: 33
  • 4th grade: 30
  • 5th grade: 79
28 to 1 9 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Lowell Elementary School
1058 East Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98102
206-252-3020
  • Total: 543
18 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Northern Heights Elementary School
4000 Magrath Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-738-8145
  • Total: 459
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 58
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 89
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 87
21 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Parkview Elementary School
3033 Coolidge Dr
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6433
  • Total: 270
  • Kindergarten: 37
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 54
  • 5th grade: 45
20 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Roosevelt Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Port Angeles, WA 98362
360-565-1717
  • Total: 514
  • Kindergarten: 4
  • 1st grade: 2
  • 2nd grade: 5
  • 3rd grade: 4
  • 4th grade: 5
  • 5th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 2
17 to 1 30 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Silver Beach Elementary School
4101 Academy St
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-676-6443
  • Total: 432
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 69
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 78
24 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Sunnyland Elementary School
2800 James St
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-676-6446
  • Total: 441
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 64
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 73
21 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Wade King Elementary School
2155 Yew St Rd
Bellingham, WA 98229
360-676-6424
  • Total: 332
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 42
not available not available Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Bellingham School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6575
  • Total: 1,103
  • 9th grade: 248
  • 10th grade: 292
  • 11th grade: 288
  • 12th grade: 275
21 to 1 54 8th Grade 12th Grade
Fairhaven Middle School
110 Park Ridge Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6450
  • Total: 517
  • 6th grade: 162
  • 7th grade: 183
  • 8th grade: 172
20 to 1 26 6th Grade 8th Grade
Kulshan Middle School
1250 Kenoyer Dr
Bellingham, WA 98229
360-676-4886
  • Total: 627
  • 6th grade: 208
  • 7th grade: 218
  • 8th grade: 201
20 to 1 31 6th Grade 8th Grade
Roosevelt Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Port Angeles, WA 98362
360-565-1717
  • Total: 514
  • Kindergarten: 4
  • 1st grade: 2
  • 2nd grade: 5
  • 3rd grade: 4
  • 4th grade: 5
  • 5th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 2
17 to 1 30 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Shuksan Middle School
2713 Alderwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6454
  • Total: 575
  • 6th grade: 186
  • 7th grade: 205
  • 8th grade: 184
17 to 1 33 6th Grade 8th Grade
Whatcom Middle School
810 Halleck St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6460
  • Total: 598
  • 6th grade: 188
  • 7th grade: 212
  • 8th grade: 198
20 to 1 30 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Bellingham School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6575
  • Total: 1,103
  • 9th grade: 248
  • 10th grade: 292
  • 11th grade: 288
  • 12th grade: 275
21 to 1 54 8th Grade 12th Grade
Sehome High School
2700 Bill Mcdonald Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6481
  • Total: 1,039
  • 9th grade: 258
  • 10th grade: 257
  • 11th grade: 243
  • 12th grade: 281
20 to 1 51 9th Grade 12th Grade
Squalicum High School
3773 East Mcleod Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-676-6471
  • Total: 1,254
  • 9th grade: 317
  • 10th grade: 311
  • 11th grade: 322
  • 12th grade: 304
21 to 1 61 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Bellingham School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Home Port Learning Center
707 Astor St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-2627
  • Total: 13
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 4
  • 10th grade: 5
  • 11th grade: 2
not available not available 7th Grade 12th Grade
Options High School
2015 Franklin St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-647-6871
  • Total: 103
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 10th grade: 16
  • 11th grade: 30
  • 12th grade: 56
18 to 1 6 9th Grade 12th Grade
Visions (seamar Youth Center)
1603 East Illinois St
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-676-2787
  • Total: 20
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 5
  • 11th grade: 6
  • 12th grade: 1
not available not available 6th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $20,513
  • Median family income: $50,831
  • Median male income: $23,112
  • Median female income: $12,635
  • Median income of a renter: $22,879
  • Median income of a home owner: $52,319
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    3,775 3,360 4,475 5,015 2,830