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a gREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK


Located 45 minutes north of Portland and 2 hours south of Seattle, Kelso provides a small community feel with the big cities and all of their amenities just a short drive away. Year-round outdoor adventure is at your fingertips with the Pacific Ocean only a 50 minute drive and major mountain passes only 2 hours away. Popular outdoor activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more! Kelso is home to the Annual Highlander Fesitval, which celebrates Scottish and Celtic culture. 

WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING...


"We are a community of learners." - Lisa Graversen, Elementary Teacher

"I love the community feeling in Kelso." - Gianne Curry, Elementary Teacher

"We are an unstoppable community." - Kelli Stewart, Special Education Teacher

"Our community takes care of us." - Doug Engebo, Industrial Arts Teacher

"KSD has amazing community support." - Hilary Walther, Special Education Teacher

"It is a loyal and supportive community." - Brenda Sargent, District Technology Specialist