Castelar Street Elementary School

  • Castelar Street Elementary School serves 656 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Castelar Street Elementary School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 656 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades KG-5
Total Students656 students
Castelar Street Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Castelar Street Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Castelar Street Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeCastelar Street Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Castelar Street Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
66%
11%
Castelar Street Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
28%
54%
Castelar Street Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
6%
Castelar Street Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
3%
24%
Castelar Street Elementary School White Students (1997-2015)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Castelar Street Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsCastelar Street Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.490.41
Castelar Street Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
80%
50%
Castelar Street Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
9%
Castelar Street Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 642,303 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,903 is higher than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,891 is higher than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
988
4
Number of Students Managed642,3031,597
Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,903$10,966
Los Angeles Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,891$11,255
Los Angeles Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  6/10/2017
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  12/6/2016
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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