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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Kelso School District is a public school district located in Kelso, WA. It has 5,018 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
601 Crawford St
Kelso, WA 98626
Telephone
(360) 501-1900
Website

Kelso School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1160
84 responses
Average ACT
26
7 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,018
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,343
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$47,963,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,534/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    6%

Kelso School District Reviews

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At Kelso School District, all of the teachers are absolutely lovely and dedicated to teaching the kids as well as they can. However, some of the staff members who have higher authority, such as principals and those on the school board are incredibly difficult to work with and do not wish to help your child accel--in fact, they will often hold them back, usually because they do not want any kid doing something that is different.
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Kelso High school is definitely one of the best high schools I've been to. The school itself is very nice, new and clean. There is a very heavy emphasis put on sports; specifically football, baseball, basketball, and wrestling. Though the school offers many other sports, there is little attention placed on them by either the students or the faculty. Academic opportunity is good, but not great, a lot of the AP classes were cut while I was enrolled because of supposed budget cuts, though in the same year we got nine brand new 72" flatscreens all over the school.
The people there are very helpful and nice, they are throughly peppy and cheerful. I love the effort all the students and teachers put through to the everyone to make there high school experience so much better. I enjoy all school activities and extra curricular engagement. Even if the food is slightly mediocre, I'd still eat it. I'm not really here to just make up lies about my school for the 1k, I legitimately enjoy my time spent here at KHS and will be looking for a full 2 more plentiful years spent.