2007 in Review
Blaine School District
By Deb Cummings
It has been a very busy and productive year for the Blaine School District. Students across the program continue to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, performing at or above statewide averages on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). In addition, our students excel in fine arts and athletics, consistently receiving recognition for their accomplishments on a local, regional, state and national level.
In the spring of 2007, Newsweek magazine recognized Blaine high school as one of 1400 outstanding programs in the United States. The primary driver for this recognition was the number of students that enroll in advanced placement courses at the secondary level.
Our students are experiencing a significantly high level of academic opportunity and are demonstrating an increasing commitment to completing a course of study that will have a positive impact on their future. The Blaine School District is privileged to have a highly experienced and dedicated staff across the K-12 program.
While enrollment for the past two school years has remained relatively steady, the Blaine School District continues to plan for future growth at all levels. In March of 2008, patrons in the district will vote on a capital projects bond that is targeted at supporting major additions and renovations to the Blaine high school facility. The high school facility is due for major upgrades as we respond to both antiquated and inadequate classrooms and lab areas, as well as projections for future growth. When approved by voters, the capital projects bond will also address more limited upgrades to the primary, elementary and middle school facilities.
The communities of Blaine, Birch Bay and Point Roberts remain an integral part of assuring the success of our students. We would like to thank our parents and patrons for their continued support. We look forward to joining with you to continue the vital work of educating all students in 2008!