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KHS Unified Basketball Team
imgKHS Band Members
KHS Band Members
imgBarnes Students Love to Read!
Barnes Students Love to Read!
imgCoweeman Ribbon Cutting
Coweeman Ribbon Cutting
imgHilander Band
Hilander Band
imgCatlin: A School of Distinction
Catlin: A School of Distinction
imgCarrolls' Winter Program
Carrolls' Winter Program
Welcome to Our New Website

We have updated the software so that it will display better on Internet Explorer and mobile devices. We have also taken this opportunity to reorganize our site. The "Quicklinks" are now in the menu at the top of the page. There you'll find some of our most popular pages. Departments and School Board are now found under the "District" menu. Our Schools links now take you directly to the newly designed school homepages. The "Teaching and Learning" section houses the pages related to student instruction. We hope you like our new site and come back often!

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District Announcements
Welcome to Kelso School District

    Board Approves 2015-2016 Academic Calendar

    The KSD Board of Directors approved the 2015-2016 calendar for both Wallace and the rest of the district on February 9, 2015. In the district's efforts to keep the public informed of important decisions, listed below are some key dates to aid families as they make travel and other arrangements ahead of time. If you have any questions please contact Beth Grambo in the Superintendent's office at 360-501-1927.


    Congratulations Barnes Elementary and Kelso High School, 2014 Washington Achievement Award Recipients!

    Barnes Elementary and Kelso High School both received Washington Achievement Awards for High Progress from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Board of Education. 


    Smarter Balanced Assessment Resources! Practice Test

    The Kelso School District has been preparing approximately 3,000 students and 125 teachers for the new Smarter Balanced assessment. Over the last couple of years, each of our schools has successfully participated in a Smarter Balanced Interim or Practice testing session with groups of students. In addition, teachers in the district have adapted their teaching so students will be well-practiced at the type of writing, researching, math and question-answering the new test will demand. As always, our primary goal in Kelso is to prepare all students to graduate with a solid foundation of skills and a future full of opportunities. 

    The Smarter Balanced Assessments will be used to gauge how well students are mastering these new, higher academic standards in grades 3-8, 10, and 11. In high school grades, these assessments will ultimately be used to determine how ready students are for education after high school and the workforce.


    Smarter Balanced Assessment Overview-- Video
    Smarter Balanced Componets--Video

    Letter from OSPI for current Juniors


    Thank You Kelso Schools Foundation!

    Fifth grade students and Music Department of the Kelso School District would like to thank the Kelso Public Schools Foundation for their generous grant which allowed students to attend the SW WA Children’s Symphony Concert in October. Additional generous contributions from our Foundation include:
    Spring 2014 Grants totaling $6,839
    Fall 2014 Grants totaling $7,025
    Scholarships totaling $82,500
    National History Day Contest - $1,100
    SW WA Children’s Symphony Concert - $1,300
    Without the Foundation’s overwhelming generosity most, if not all, of the activities their grants funded would not have been possible.

    Attention TITLE School Parents (Barnes, Catlin, Wallace, Loowit)

    All school districts and school sites that receive State and Federal funds are required to gather teacher, parent, and student input each year. This information is used to help provide high-quality curriculum and instruction, student interventions, professional development, and other identified school needs to raise academic achievement. The 2014-15 Survey window is now open until May 15th, 2015.

    ‚ÄčIt is highly recommended that you complete this survey online. If you are unable to do so, please contact your child's school for a paper copy. Thank you for taking time to complete the 2014-15 KSD  survey. Your input is valued.

    Barnes Elementary Survey (English)
    Barnes Elementary Survey (Spanish)

    Catlin Elementary Survey (English)
    Catlin Elementary Survey (Spanish)

    Wallace Elementary Survey (English)
    Wallace  Elementary Survey (Spanish)

    Loowit High School Survey

Our Mission
The mission of Kelso Public Schools is to prepare every student for living, learning and achieving success as a citizen of our changing world.
Event List
Saturday, June 13, 2015 1:00 PM

Located in the KHS Stadium

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:00 AM

Secondary schools will dismiss at 10:15. Elementary will dismiss at 11:00. Wallace students will attend until June 25th. Have a great summer. 

Our Strategic Plan
Connect With Us

Smarter Balanced Videos

Kelso School District • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626 • Phone: (360) 501-1900
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