Kelso High School

  • Kelso High School serves 1,519 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the WA average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • 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 1519 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,519 students
Kelso High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Kelso High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Kelso High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Kelso High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.42 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 18:1
Kelso High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
3%
1%
Kelso High School American Indian Students (1988-2015)
Asian
1%
7%
Kelso High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
14%
22%
Kelso High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
4%
Kelso High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
75%
57%
Kelso High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Kelso High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
7%
7%
Kelso High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.42 0.40
Kelso High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
42%
39%
Kelso High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
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 (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Kelso School District's student population of 4,943 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,645 in this district is less than the state average of $12,785. The district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,534 is less than the state average of $12,256. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Kelso School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
4
Number of Students Managed 4,943 923
Kelso School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 80%
Kelso School District Graduation Rate (2002-2010)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $12 MM
Kelso School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $51 MM $11 MM
Kelso School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,645 $12,785
Kelso School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,534 $12,256
Kelso School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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  • KelsoCoweeman Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 584 students
    0.1 miles
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    (360)501-1750
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  • KelsoLoowit High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 27 students
    0.1 miles
    1904 Allen St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1951
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  • KelsoButler Acres Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 375 students
    0.4 miles
    1609 Burcham St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1600
    0.4KG-5375
  • KelsoKelso Virtual Academy
    Grades: 8-12 | 14 students
    0.7 miles
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1905
    0.78-1214
  • KelsoSpecial EducationSpecial Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 16 students
    0.7 miles
    601 Crawford St
    KelsoWA 98626
    (360)501-1904
    0.7PK-1216

School Reviews

5  10/10/2014
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.
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