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Lynden High School

Public | 9-12 | 880 students

 
 

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Posted April 4, 2013

I'm a former student of this school. I was one of few minorities while attending. There is blatant favoritism towards those who have the appropriate surname (i.e., specific Dutch families) by some of the teachers, the senior leadership and by the worst offenders, the athletic coaches. Hispanics, East Indians and Native Americans were treated poorly during my time there, most often by the ignorant, delusional students that seemed to think there were cowboys. Students need to seek out additional opportunities on their own (e.g. running start, exchange programs, etc.). In addition, their is a handful of male teachers that I observed during my time there making inappropriate comments towards female students and acting inappropriately. Many of the teaching staff completed online masters through University of Phoenix. I made my way to a prestigious university, completed graduate and professional education, and now make a splendid six figure salary with top-tier benefits to care for my family as a health care provider. There is no way in my lifetime will I ever recommend this school to anyone. I give this school absolutely no credit for my success.


Posted May 8, 2012

I was a former student and would like to say while there were amazing teachers, I did not appreciate the support staff giving up on its students from time to time. For example, principle Alexander told my mother that I'll have to deliver papers and guidance councilor mentioned that someone has to pick up the garbage when my mother tried to get me back into school after difficult time in my life. Now for the first time, I was offered a six figured position supporting global enterprises, proactively assessing risk then providing results in presentation to various CEOs, CIOs and directors largest companies in the world. I really wish my school had not given up on me as it took a long time to realize I did what I've accomplished with hard work despite my own criticism resulting from high school where they made it clear that I will not amount to anything. I was fortunate that after Lynden High school, I was met great mentors that believed in me and allowed me to accomplish so much with honesty and integrity.


Posted September 5, 2008

they have a good band,sports and education program and they need more help in band so they can get better awards for there school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

An excellent band, sports and educational program. Overall, a very cool school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

The quality of academics in LHS are very good. They have very limited academic and arts programs. The special education program is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

AP courses available in English, Spanish, and US History. High WASL scores. Well developed sports programs.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
57%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
77%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students61%
Female65%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income60%
Not low income61%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students23%
Female29%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income16%
Not low income30%
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income66%
Not low income89%
Special education57%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income89%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students28%
Female17%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Low income28%
Not low income29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Low incomen/a
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

205 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

201 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income76%
Not low income93%
Special education65%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income89%
Not low income94%
Special education73%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 60%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 238%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 73%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1201 Bradley Rd
Lynden, WA 98264
Phone: (360) 354-4401

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