Kelso High School

Kelso High School serves 1,465 students in grades 9 - 12.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Kelso High School operates within the Kelso School District.
Kelso School District's 76% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 80%.

School Overview

The student population of 1465 students has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,465 students
Kelso High School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Kelso High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Kelso High School Total Teachers (1989-2013)
Students by Grade Kelso High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a n/a
Kelso High School Student Teacher Ratio (1991-2013)
American Indian
3%
1%
Kelso High School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
2%
7%
Kelso High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
14%
21%
Kelso High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
74%
58%
Kelso High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
7%
7%
Kelso High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.43 0.61
Kelso High School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
39%
Kelso High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Kelso High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Kelso School District's student population of 4,860 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 69% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,627 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Kelso School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
4
Number of Students Managed 4,860 912
Kelso   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 80%
Kelso   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2014)
District Total Revenue $49 MM n/a
Kelso   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $46 MM n/a
Kelso   School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,627 n/a
Kelso   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,008 n/a
Kelso   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Loowit High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Coweeman Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Butler Acres Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • KelsoCoweeman Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 579 students
    0.1 miles
    2000 Allen St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1750
    0.16-8579
  • KelsoLoowit High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 32 students
    0.1 miles
    1904 Allen St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1951
    0.18-1232
  • KelsoButler Acres Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 370 students
    0.4 miles
    1609 Burcham St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1600
    0.4KG-5370
  • KelsoKelso Virtual Academy
    Grades: 8-12 | 19 students
    0.7 miles
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1905
    0.78-1219
  • KelsoSpecial EducationSpecial Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 28 students
    0.7 miles
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1904
    0.7PK-1228

School Reviews

Most of your reportings seem to be off. Kelso High School has made many changes for the better in the last 2 years. My Son attends there and he has been quided since 8th grade to be on track to graduate with his High School diploma and a Associates Degree which he will follow up with attending WSU Veterinary School. He toured with his 9th grade class last year and it confirmed his choice of WSU that he has had for years. I don't hear a lot of any other high schools having this type of programs. It's a great school in a great community that care about Kelso kids.
- Posted by Parent, 10/10/14

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