Top 10 Best Cowlitz County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 49 public schools serving 16,783 students in Cowlitz County, WA (there are 8 private schools, serving 635 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Cowlitz County, WA are educated in public schools (compared to the WA state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Cowlitz County, WA are Carrolls Elementary School, Kalama High School and Woodland High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cowlitz County, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 59% statewide average). Schools in Cowlitz County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Washington public schools.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Best Cowlitz County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Carrolls Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3902 Old Pacific Hwy S
Carrolls, WA 98609
(360) 501-1380
Grades: K-5
| 90 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Kalama High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
548 China Garden Road
Kalama, WA 98625
(360) 673-5212
Grades: 9-12
| 344 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Woodland High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 Dike Access Road
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 841-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 645 students
Rank: #44.
Columbia Valley Garden Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2644 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7502
Grades: K-5
| 364 students
Rank: #55.
Woodland Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
755 Park St
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 841-2850
Grades: 5-8
| 659 students
Rank: #66.
Toutle Lake Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5050 Spirit Lake Hwy
Toutle, WA 98649
(360) 274-6142
Grades: K-6
| 397 students
Rank: #77.
Butler Acres Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1609 Burcham St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1600
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: #88.
Mt. Solo Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5300 Mt. Solo Road
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 577-2800
Grades: 6-8
| 398 students
Rank: #99.
Green Mountain School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
13105 Ne Grinnell Rd
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 225-7366
Grades: K-8
| 152 students
Rank: #1010.
Yale Elementary School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11842 Lewis River Road
Ariel, WA 98603
(360) 841-2950
Grades: K-5
| 50 students
Rank: #1111.
Mark Morris High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1602 Mark Morris Court
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7663
Grades: 9-12
| 908 students
Rank: #1212.
Kalama Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
548 China Garden Road
Kalama, WA 98625
(360) 673-5207
Grades: K-5
| 486 students
Rank: #1313.
Columbia Heights Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2820 Parkview Drive
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7461
Grades: K-5
| 365 students
Rank: #1414.
Woodland Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
759 3rd Street
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 841-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 117 students
Rank: #1515.
R A Long High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2903 Nichols Blvd.
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7225
Grades: 9-12
| 906 students
Rank: #1616.
Kalama Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
548 China Garden Road
Kalama, WA 98625
(360) 673-5212
Grades: 6-12
| 266 students
Rank: #1717.
Monticello Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1225 28th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7040
Grades: 6-8
| 515 students
Rank: #1818.
Castle Rock Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Huntington Ave S
Castle Rock, WA 98611
(360) 501-2910
Grades: PK-6
| 608 students
Rank: #1919.
Castle Rock Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
615 Front Ave Sw
Castle Rock, WA 98611
(360) 501-2920
Grades: 6-8
| 330 students
Rank: #2020.
Huntington Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Redpath
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1700
Grades: 6-8
| 531 students
Rank: #2121.
Barnes Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Barnes
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1500
Grades: K-5
| 301 students
Rank: #2222.
Castle Rock High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5180 Westside Hwy
Castle Rock, WA 98611
(360) 501-2930
Grades: 9-12
| 403 students
Rank: #2323.
Toutle Lake High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5050 Spirit Lake Hwy
Toutle, WA 98649
(360) 274-6132
Grades: 7-12
| 299 students
Rank: #2424.
Kelso High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1801
Grades: 9-12
| 1,415 students
Rank: #2525.
Robert Gray Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4622 Ohio Street
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7302
Grades: K-5
| 412 students
Rank: #2626.
Mint Valley Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2745 38th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7581
Grades: K-5
| 379 students
Rank: #2727.
Olympic Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1324 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7084
Grades: K-5
| 350 students
Rank: #2828.
Cascade Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2821 Parkview Drive
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7772
Grades: 6-8
| 473 students
Rank: #2929.
Coweeman Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1750
Grades: 6-8
| 546 students
Rank: #3030.
Lewis River Academy
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Third Street
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 841-2706
Grades: 1-12
| 72 students
Rank: #3131.
Northlake Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2210 Olympia Way
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7630
Grades: K-5
| 316 students
Rank: #3232.
Discovery High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2742 Harding Blvd
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 414-2920
Grades: 9-12
| 74 students
Rank: #3333.
Rose Valley Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1502 Rose Valley Rd
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1400
Grades: K-5
| 162 students
Rank: #3434.
Wallace Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1213 S 5th Ave
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1650
Grades: K-5
| 324 students
Rank: #3535.
Saint Helens Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
431 27th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7362
Grades: PK-5
| 306 students
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Cowlitz County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
257 Alpha Dr
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 501-1450
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
404 Long Ave.
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1550
Grades: K-5
| 234 students
600 Huntington Ave South
Castle Rock, WA 98611
(360) 501-2965
Grades: K-12
| 26 students
3602 Memorial Park Drive
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7870
Grades: 7-10
| 3 students
2250 Lewis River Rd
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 841-2750
Grades: 2-4
| 513 students
600 Bozarth
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 841-2900
Grades: PK-3
| 604 students
600 Bozarth St
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 841-2900
Grades: PK-1
| 388 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cowlitz County, WA?
The top ranked public schools in Cowlitz County, WA include Carrolls Elementary School, Kalama High School and Woodland High School.
How many public schools are located in Cowlitz County, WA?
49 public schools are located in Cowlitz County, WA.
What percentage of students in Cowlitz County, WA go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Cowlitz County, WA are educated in public schools (compared to the WA state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cowlitz County, WA?
Cowlitz County, WA public schools minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public schools average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

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