At Kahlotus Schools we believe in preparing students for success in college and career. Incorporating academically challenging, project-based, hands-on learning activities and real-world applications from lessons are a priority across the curriculum.
In Kahlotus, we enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one teaching instructional methods. With all classes from K-12 centrally located on the same campus, students have access to teachers, support staff and administrators. For the 23-24 school year our current enrollment is around 47 students total, and 20 staff.
The first schoolhouse was built in 1916 and was a two-story structure that housed every class from 1916-1954. The graduating class of 1955 enjoyed the new building completed in 1954 at its present site. The current JR/Senior HS building, erected in 1954 is a one level structure. Over the years, extensive upgrades and remodels have been completed - including a newer gym, high school and elementary windows, doors, flooring, roofing and a new heating boiler in 2012 when the first one finally gave up after nearly 60 years of service. Rain and wind ravaged the area in 2012 and 2014 causing flooding damage to the elementary school and numerous old trees were knocked down near the school's tennis courts and football field. Cleanup and repairs were swift and professional. Kahlotus has a long, proud agricultural history and today many residents of the district are involved in cattle ranching and wheat farming. A number of people residing in the district work for governmental agencies including the Army Corp of Engineers at Lower Monumental Dam, Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery, Lamb Weston and Coyote Ridge Corrections Facility in neighboring Connell.
We currently offer:
Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten, K-12 academics and CTE classes.
We also have FBLA, Art Club, Band and Makerspace