Castelar Street Elementary School

  • Castelar Street Elementary School serves 653 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Castelar Street Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Castelar Street Elementary School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Top Placements

Castelar Street Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Castelar Street Elementary School's student population of 653 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students653 students
Gender %Castelar Street Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Students by GradeCastelar Street Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Castelar Street Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Castelar Street Elementary School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Asian
65%
11%
Hispanic
29%
54%
Black
2%
6%
White
3%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsCastelar Street Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Castelar Street Elementary School is Los Angeles Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 633,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,871 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,853 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1,020
    4
    Number of Students Managed633,1651,585
    Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,871$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,853$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    5  
    I have attended Castelar Elementary School from K-4th Grade. I've had excellent teachers that were ASIANS and spoke fluent English who helped shape me into what I am today. Thank you Castelar teachers, who were extremely dedicated, for contributing to my success.Regarding the comment above posted by a concerned parent-I have not heard of such a thing happening in this school.Keep in mind that there is two columns for grading: The first column is academic performance and the second is for the student's effort.Looking at the situation you presented, you are probably looking at the effort/participation column.
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    3  
    My son goes to this school now and he is in a dual (Chinese & English) language class. He gets average to below average homework scores but the teacher gives him a lot of 4s (4 being the highest) on his report card. I am not sure if my son is really learning English and if he has really earned that score of 4. The teacher has told me on the phone that she has a lot to get through and to teach. However, many second language learner like my son learn English at a different and slower pace than those who are not second language learner. I have met the teacher at my first parent teacher conference and my impression is not so good.This school has changed a lot over the years ... Many teachers are not native English teachers and most of them like my son's English teacher are Asian. To me, the school is only an average school.
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