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Kelso, WA
Students enrolled: 1,610

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1904 Allen St
Kelso, WA 98626

(360) 501-1801
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March 17, 2011
The Special Education staff at Kelso H.S are amazing! Your truly angels in my eyes!

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2010
My daughter is a freshman this year, and during 3 of the home football games my hubby, 2 other children and I have to sit where the high school students sit because my daughter has seizures, and we need to be close to the stairs...When we very nicely asked a few high school kids to sit down so my 6 yr old could see, we got swore at and told to shut the * up...When we told security the response was "that's the way the kids have always done it, if you don't like it stay home"

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September 29, 2010
Kelso High School has a pretty good anti-harassment policy, an excellent sports department, and a wonderful staff. The drama department is amazing; they've produced actors like Conner Trinneer.

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July 03, 2010
I graduated Kelso High Class of 2010, and I would say Kelso is okay. I didn't take part in sports, but I was in a few clubs before the funding was removed. I took AP and advanced classes, and truly it is the only way to go. The building is newly remodelled, with many a flaw. There are ceiling leaks, the parking lot floods, there were some issues with ventilation, it was always cold, windows can't be opened (if the classroom even has a window) and there aren't student lockers. The teachers can be good or bad. Because I spent most of my time in advanced classes, I had the more effective teachers and the more effective classes. The leadership is okay, though "popular" students are favoured over others. And it is blatantly obvious. Overall, I felt safe, and the staff was usually kind. It's not a bad school.

- submitted by a student

March 22, 2009
* (CONTINUTED FROM BELOW) * - Safety is never a concern for me. I feel INCREDIBLY safe at school. I honestly do. - Extracurricular activities are funded very well I think. I don't play a single sport, but I see Kelso High accommodating for small, less popular teams or groups. This year there is color guard and there is a big involvement with that. - And special education to me, looks outstanding. There are a lot of Teacher's Assistants working with kids and special education teachers working with the special needs. Students are never impolite to them. In fact one student from the special education program sits with the other students at lunch every other day. In conclusion, teachers teach well, counselors are top notch, and it is an overall nice, safe and accommodating school. I recommend.

- submitted by a student

December 08, 2008
I graduated a few years ago from Kelso. It had a pretty good sports program and a lot of funding for popular sports. Less popular sports got very little attention. As far as academics go, it wasn't the best school. The science program was pretty awful. I was actually given elementary school level 'zoo books' to read in advanced biology. Some of that is just laziness on the part of teachers. There is a fair mixture of good/okay/awful teachers at Kelso, though. As a student, I was very interested in AP programs, but, unfortunately, I only had a very few to choose from. Parents can get involved if they want. I knew some very involved--sometimes militantly over-involved--parents. The majority of parents don't get involved, though. The area has a lot of economic and social problems, so parent involvement is low. There's a lot of apathy.

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May 06, 2006
Kelso High seems to have great academic programs available for the students. Parents that would like to become involved at the school don't seem to have many opportunities to do so.

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February 24, 2006
First off kelso high is a great school. Yes it can be clicky but that should give students more incentive tto be a little outgoing, if they want to be accepted. The disipline staff does thier job great, but sometimes makes a little too many mistakes. The acedemics and leadership is wonderful. They have awesome clubs like DECA, ASB and many sports to join, coming from a tough school in california i would recomend this school to anyone who has a little bit of personality.-a student

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October 24, 2005
Active Principle. Poor funding for academics but the football team is well funded. minimal parent involvement. Lots of clubs to join, but a very 'clicky' school

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May 03, 2005
I was very disappointed with the safety factor. There was very little leadership. My daughter did not feel safe in this environment.

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April 21, 2005
The school has made many improvements over the years. I do find it difficult at times to get feedback from teachers without counselor involvement. They have a fair mix of teachers, some wonderful, some so-so. Their counseling staff are definately worth talking to.

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January 02, 2005
This school has ok teachers. But the discipline taken to the trouble kids needs work,I would rate this school a 2 out of 10

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Kelso High School
1904 Allen St, Kelso, WA  98626
(360) 501-1801
Last modified Kelso High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kelso High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top