Kelso High School

1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Kelso High School serves 1,613 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Kelso High School's student population of 1,613 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,613 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

Kelso High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Kelso High School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1324 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
2%
2%
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Asian
1%
8%
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Hispanic
15%
23%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
74%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
7%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.430.64
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Graduation Rate
91%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKelso School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Kelso High School is Loowit High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Coweeman Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kelso Coweeman Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 582 students
    0.1 miles
    2000 Allen St
    Kelso, WA 98626
    (360) 501-1750
    0.1 6-8 582
  • Kelso Loowit High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 18 students
    0.1 miles
    2001 Allen St
    Kelso, WA 98626
    (360) 501-1951
    0.1 9-12 18
  • Kelso Butler Acres Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 411 students
    0.4 miles
    1609 Burcham St
    Kelso, WA 98626
    (360) 501-1600
    0.4 K-5 411
  • Kelso Kelso Virtual Academy
    Grades: 8-12 | 37 students
    0.7 miles
    1904 Allen St
    Kelso, WA 98626
    (360) 501-1905
    0.7 8-12 37
  • Kelso Special Education Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 47 students
    0.7 miles
    601 Crawford St
    Kelso, WA 98626
    (360) 501-1904
    0.7 PK-12 47

School Reviews

5  
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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