Castlemont High School

8601 Macarthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94605
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Castlemont High School serves 858 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Castlemont High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Castlemont High School's student population of 858 students has grown by 52% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 62% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students858 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Castlemont High School is ranked within the bottom 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 diversity score of Castlemont High 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 Testing Rank
#9519 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
64%
54%
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Black
29%
5%
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White
1%
23%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.510.64
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Graduation Rate
70-74%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOakland Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Castlemont High School is Lps Oakland R & D Campus (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Parker Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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