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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 5,156 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Kelso School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1160
108 responses
Average ACT
28
11 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,156
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,891
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$47,963,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,348/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$37,450
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,900
National
$184,700

Kelso School District Reviews

18 reviews
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Good school, but if I could change anything, I would make the school more diverse and accepting. I’ve gone to the school since freshman year, and luckily, the school has improved since then. Truth be told, it could definitely use some work. Teachers are inspirational and so helpful though!
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Kelso is a family-like community. Everyone cares about everyone, and you always have someone there for you. The administration have made many poor, and unfair decisions on behalf of the people I call friends. I love everything about kelso, and the people in it.
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.