REPORT TO OUR KELSO COMMUNITY 2021-2022
The mission of Kelso School District is to prepare every student for living, learning, and achieving success as a citizen of our changing world.
Our students begin school ready to learn, transition confidently between grades and schools, and emerge from our district as engaged citizens, both career and college-ready.
TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
Maintain effective resource allocation, operational planning, and solid fiscal controls.
Every Kelso student will meet or exceed standard by the end of third grade in English/language arts and mathematics.
A school climate that emphasizes student safety, a healthy lifestyle, and respect for other students and faculty.
Every Kelso student will experience high-quality standards-based instruction that fosters critical thinking and high levels of academic achievement.
Maximize awareness and support of the district’s mission, vision, goals, and programs.
Career, College & Community Ready
Every Kelso student will transition successfully between grades and schools and will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to excel in post-high school opportunities.
8.1% Local Taxes
2% Local Non-tax Support & Other
13.6% Federal General & Special Purpose
58.9% State General Purpose
17.4 % State Special Purpose
$77M total budget
56.5% Teaching & Student Support
12.4% District Curriculum & Teaching Support
9.5% Building Maintenance & Operations
5.5% Principal & School Offices
4.5% School Health & Safety
2.9% School Bussing
1.6% Extracurricular Activities & Sports
OUR DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
20 – languages spoken by students
6.4% English language learners
6.5% highly capable (HiCap) students
15.5% special education students
61.3% - free and reduced lunch
3.2% - identified as homeless
11% of students have been or currently are homeless (2 in every class of 20)
6.7% Two or more races
1.5% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
.3% Black/African American
STAFF & TEACHERS
688 – total Kelso School District staff
343 – certificated
345 – classified
13 Average years of teaching experience
6% National Board Certified
58% With a Master’s degree or higher
Mary Beth Tack, Superintendent
60th Largest District in Washington (out of 295)
421,859 Meals Served
18,000 Were Delivered
618,095 total ridership (in 2018-19: regular year)
287 University of Washington College in the High School classes taken
374 Advanced Placement classes taken
1,614 Visual and performing arts classes taken
2,766 Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes taken
GRADUATION & BEYOND
For the past five years our graduation rate has continued to climb, bringing us closer to our goal of 100%.
We’re also working toward 100% of graduating seniors immediately entering a post-secondary program. We’ve still got some work to do in this area.