Castle Hills Elementary School

502 Moores Lane
New Castle, DE 19720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Castle Hills Elementary School serves 482 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Castle Hills Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 482 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Castle Hills Elementary School's student population of 482 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Castle Hills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Castle Hills Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#129 out of 196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
26%
19%
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Black
41%
30%
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White
20%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Castle Hills Elementary School's ranking?
Castle Hills Elementary School is ranked #129 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Castle Hills Elementary School often compared to?
Castle Hills Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Castle Hills Elementary School?
482 students attend Castle Hills Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Castle Hills Elementary School students are Black, 26% of students are Hispanic, 20% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Castle Hills Elementary School?
Castle Hills Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Castle Hills Elementary School offer ?
Castle Hills Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Castle Hills Elementary School part of?
Castle Hills Elementary School is part of Colonial School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 482 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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