Kelso High School

1904 Allen St

Kelso, WA 98626-4999

Tel: (360)501-1801
Grades: 9-12

1,610 students

Kelso High School serves 1,610 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 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 40%.
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 1610 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,610 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Students by Grade Kelso High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 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 24:1 19:1
American Indian
4%
2%
Asian
1%
7%
Hispanic
10%
20%
Black
1%
5%
White
76%
60%
All Ethnic Groups Kelso High School Sch Ethnicity Kelso High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.41 0.39
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.
41%
37%
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.
6%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,010 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Kelso School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
4
Number of Students Managed 5,010 974
Graduation Rate 72% 77%
Kelso   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $50 MM $12 MM
Kelso   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $48 MM $11 MM
Kelso   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,666 $12,260
Kelso   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,323 $11,231
Kelso   School 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 Students Grades
  • KelsoCoweeman Middle School
    2000 Allen St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1750
    0.1 mi | 531 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • KelsoLoowit High School
    Alternative School
    1904 Allen St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1951
    Alternative School

    0.1 mi | 26 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • KelsoButler Acres Elementary School
    1609 Burcham St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1600
    0.4 mi | 410 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • KelsoSpecial Education
    Special Education School
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1904
    Special Education School

    0.7 mi | 37 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • KelsoKelso Virtual Academy
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1905
    0.7 mi | 11 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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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Did You Know?
Kelso, WA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.33, which is lower than the Washington average of 0.44. The most diverse school in Kelso is Wallace Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.