Kelso High School

1904 Allen St

Kelso, WA 98626-4999

Grades: 9-12

1,562 students

Kelso High School serves 1,562 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Kelso High School operates within the Kelso School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1562 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,562 students
Kelso High School Total Students (1988-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Kelso High School Total Teachers (1988-2013)
Students by Grade Kelso High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 19:1
Kelso High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2013)
American Indian
4%
2%
Kelso High School American Indian Students (1988-2013)
Asian
1%
7%
Kelso High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
13%
20%
Kelso High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
76%
59%
Kelso High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
6%
6%
Kelso High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Kelso High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.40 0.39
Kelso High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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%
38%
Kelso High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
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.
7%
7%
Kelso High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,034 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,666 is less than the state average of $12,260. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,323 is less than the state average of $11,231. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four years.
School District Name Kelso School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
4
Number of Students Managed 5,034 935
Kelso   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 72% 77%
Kelso   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $50 MM $12 MM
Kelso   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $48 MM $11 MM
Kelso   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,666 $12,260
Kelso   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,323 $11,231
Kelso   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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
    2000 Allen St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1750
    0.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 563 students                      
  • KelsoLoowit High School
    Alternative School
    1904 Allen St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1951
    Alternative School

    0.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 23 students                      
  • KelsoButler Acres Elementary School
    1609 Burcham St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1600
    0.4 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 382 students                      
  • KelsoKelso Virtual Academy
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1905
    0.7 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 14 students                      
  • KelsoSpecial Education
    Special Education School
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1904
    Special Education School

    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 48 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 10, 2014 - 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

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