Ƶ has approximately 11,000 students and 1,400 staff members. There are 14 elementary schools, four middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school and a family partnership program. Our strategic plan is The Bellingham Promise.

As of the 2022-23 school year, staffing consists of 899 full-time equivalent (FTE) certificated staff (teachers, counselors, etc.), 289 FTE classified staff (operations staff, secretaries, etc.), and 212 (FTE) trades and service workers. As a measure of the district’s physical scale, the 22 main school buildings alone contain over 1.5 million square feet and are situated on 272 acres. The district’s school attendance areas extend beyond the boundaries of the city of Bellingham and cover approximately 100 square miles.

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