Castelar Street Elementary School

  • Castelar Street Elementary School serves 673 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is equal to the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Castelar Street Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 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 77%.

School Overview

  • Castelar Street Elementary School's student population of 673 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 Students673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Castelar Street Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Castelar Street Elementary School is 0.51, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3694 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
64%
12%
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Hispanic
28%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.510.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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