School Details

Kelso Elementary School

5800 Southmund Street, Houston, TX 77033
(713) 845-7451
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 445 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

45%
74%
79%
17%
64%
69%
45%
74%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
64%
72%
32%
64%
68%
33%
64%
72%
27%
67%
71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
70%
77%
68%
69%
75%
68%
70%
77%
58%
66%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kelso Elementary School is a public elementary school in Houston. The principal of Kelso Elementary School is JOSEPH WILLIAMS, who can be contacted at jwilli38@houstonisd.org. 445 children attend Kelso Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 54% of the Kelso Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 99% of the 445 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kelso Elementary School is 14:1. Kandy Stripe Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 25%
Multiracial 1% 0.8%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 80%
Limited English proficiency 54% 30%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My Grandchildren love this school.They offer after school activities that any child can participate in.I know there are a lot of budget cuts in the school but I feel they are doing the best they can of providing needed schooling.

  • (2 years ago)

    Kelso is growing into a great school. The principal there is dedicated and the teachers work hard. This year there has been a focus on differentiated instruction in leadership within the student body. I can see a change in the learning environment

  • (3 years ago)

    worst school ever their is no dismissal time it can be from 3 10 - 3 15. also they have no security that the child will make it safe home my daughter and 2 cousins were follows in a truck while they were walking home its not the first time this happens. and another thing tutorials is a waist of time my daughter was in her 80 and drop to 70 .. i don't recommend this school at all.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent and I have found a considerable difference in the school. They have made a big effort to provide our kids with more extra-curricular activities. My child has been tutored and his grades have went up considerably. His teacher is very kind and keeps me up to date on his development. So I think they are really making a step in the right direction.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is horrible! I don't know why anybody would want to send their child to this school. It is not taken care of and the faculty and staff are rude.

  • (8 years ago)

    this is not a great school. my son hasn't learned a thing more than he knew before he started. his grades have dropped. i go over his homework with him every day. so i decided to go talk to his teacher. i found that she doesn't check their homework. instead she lets the kids check it. and she doesn't record their grades until like two weeks later. so i asked her how can i help him if i dont know what his performance is at the present time instead of finding out two weeks later. she said thats how she has been teaching for the past few years. she also told me that thats her classroom and not mine. therefore my son will not attend this school next year. teacher quality is not good or professional.

  • (8 years ago)

    Staff is only interested in doing the minimal amount acceptable by law and doesn't even accomplish that at time. We had a poor experience here and removed our child for that reason.

  • (9 years ago)

    I would not reccommend Kelso elementary as a great school. The staff can be very rude and unproffesional at times. There needs to be major improvement in this area.

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Overall score

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