District General Information
The Mount Baker School District is located in Eastern Whatcom County in Northwest Washington state. This also includes the Mount Baker ski area, which is located in the Mount Baker National Forest on the edge of the Mount Baker wilderness area. In addition to the incredible scenery, residents enjoy many outdoor activities including mountain climbing, hiking, fishing, boating, and water and snow skiing. The school district encompasses 622 square miles and includes the Acme, Kendall, Nugents Corner, Glenhaven, Van Zandt, Glacier, and Maple Falls communities. The district is almost entirely rural, and the economy is based primarily upon forestry and agriculture.
The Mount Baker School District serves a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, from pre-school through grade twelve. There are three elementary schools, one junior high school (grades 7 and 8), and a four-year high school.
Deming Sunrise, photo courtesy of Doug Lee