Kelso School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 5,156 students in Kelso School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Washington.
Public Schools in Kelso School District have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 61% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Kelso School District are Carrolls Elementary School, Butler Acres Elementary School and Catlin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Kelso School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Kelso School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Kelso School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WA)
# Schools
13 Schools
2,435 Schools
# Students
5,156 Students
1,115,276 Students
# Teachers
275 Teachers
60,332 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Kelso School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 305 school districts in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WA)
Overall District Rank
#216 out of 306 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Kelso   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kelso   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
61%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kelso   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Kelso   School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.43
0.64
# American Indian Students
58 Students
15,564 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
2%
# Asian Students
48 Students
85,277 Students
% Asian Students
1%
8%
# Hispanic Students
886 Students
257,522 Students
% Hispanic Students
17%
23%
# Black Students
19 Students
48,223 Students
% Black Students
n/a
4%
# White Students
3,797 Students
601,477 Students
% White Students
74%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
63 Students
12,086 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
285 Students
88,874 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
8%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
64
15,751
# Students in K Grade:
382
81,202
# Students in 1st Grade:
370
83,119
# Students in 2nd Grade:
377
83,362
# Students in 3rd Grade:
402
85,777
# Students in 4th Grade:
381
87,538
# Students in 5th Grade:
380
86,850
# Students in 6th Grade:
366
84,497
# Students in 7th Grade:
413
82,499
# Students in 8th Grade:
352
82,140
# Students in 9th Grade:
395
83,832
# Students in 10th Grade:
379
82,736
# Students in 11th Grade:
392
83,658
# Students in 12th Grade:
503
92,315
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,049 in this school district is less than the state median of $17,034. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,051 is less than the state median of $17,238. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WA)
Total Revenue
$67 MM
$13 MM
This chart display total revenue of Kelso   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$67 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total spending of Kelso   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,049
$17,034
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Kelso   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,051
$17,238
This chart display average spending per public school student in Kelso   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Kelso School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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
| 141 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 411 students
Rank: #33.
Catlin Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
404 Long Ave.
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1550
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #44.
Beacon Hill Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
257 Alpha Dr
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 501-1450
Grades: K-5
| 513 students
Rank: #55.
Huntington Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
500 Redpath
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1700
Grades: 6-8
| 549 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 373 students
Rank: #77.
Kelso High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1801
Grades: 9-12
| 1,613 students
Rank: #88.
Coweeman Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1750
Grades: 6-8
| 582 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 145 students
Rank: #1010.
Wallace Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
410 Elm St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1650
Grades: K-5
| 354 students
Kelso Virtual Academy
Reading: ≥50%
1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1905
Grades: 8-12
| 37 students
Loowit High School
Alternative School
2001 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1951
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
Special Education
Special Education School
601 Crawford St
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 501-1904
Grades: PK-12
| 47 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 5,156 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 30% in WA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.43

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