1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Kelso High School serves 1,285 students in grades 9-12.
Kelso High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,285 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 20% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Kelso High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

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School Overview

Kelso High School's student population of 1,285 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,285 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
71 teachers
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School Rankings

Kelso High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Kelso High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1429 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
8%
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Hispanic
22%
25%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
67%
51%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
7%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
91%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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.
- Posted by Parent - mjfro

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,285 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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