Castro Elementary School

845 South Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80219
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Castro Elementary School serves 384 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Castro Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Castro Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Castro Elementary School's student population of 384 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students384 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Castro Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Castro Elementary School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1508 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
88%
34%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
2%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.220.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Castro Elementary School is Excel Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Compass Academy (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver Compass Academy Charter School
    Math: 7% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 330 students
    0.3 miles
    911 South Hazel Court
    Denver, CO 80219
    (303) 226-4880
    0.3 6-8 330
  • Denver Rocky Mountain Prep: Southwest Charter School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-3 | 290 students
    0.3 miles
    911 South Hazel Court
    Denver, CO 80219
    (720) 863-8920
    0.3 PK-3 290
  • Denver Kepner Beacon Middle School Math: 7% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-7 | 273 students
    0.4 miles
    911 South Hazel Court
    Denver, CO 80219
    (720) 424-0027
    0.4 6-7 273
  • Denver Kepner Middle School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8 | 132 students
    0.4 miles
    911 South Hazel Court
    Denver, CO 80219
    (720) 424-0000
    0.4 8 132
  • Denver Strive Prep - Kepner Charter School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-7 | 173 students
    0.4 miles
    911 South Hazel Court
    Denver, CO 80219
    (720) 485-6394
    0.4 6-7 173

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