Castelar Street Elementary School

  • Castelar Street Elementary School serves 660 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Castelar Street Elementary School's student population of 660 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students660 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Castelar Street Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Castelar Street Elementary School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#2296 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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Asian
66%
11%
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Hispanic
27%
54%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
2%
24%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  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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