We are in the process of adjusting some attendance areas for Bellingham, Squalicum, Cordata, Alderwood, Parkview and Northern Heights for the 2017-18 school year. Learn more on our Attendance Areas PreK-12 Standing Committee webpage. 


You can locate your neighborhood school by clicking on one of the maps below or type in your address to Infofinder, click search and then click the “My Schools” tab.

The largest of seven school districts in Whatcom County, Bellingham Public Schools serves approximately 11,000 students. The district covers 97 square miles. Students attend schools based on neighborhood attendance area or boundaries. Elementary schools serve children in grades kindergarten through five; middle schools serve students in grades six through eight; and high schools serve students in grades nine through twelve. As enrollment fluctuates and family living patterns shift, school boundaries are adjusted periodically to balance enrollments.

For more information about attendance areas, please contact the district office at 676-6500.

For additional information, several Policies address student attendance areas, specifically Policy, Procedure and Form 3131 (for in-district transfers) and Policy, Procedure and Form 3141 (for out-of-district transfers).