New Castle Elementary School serves 720 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
New Castle Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 88% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is equal to the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

New Castle Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

New Castle Elementary School's student population of 720 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
720 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

New Castle Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of New Castle 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#212 out of 1800 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
82%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New Castle Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Castle Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
8%
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Hispanic
11%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in New Castle Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
16%
22%
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White
46%
46%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
14%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.72
This chart display the diversity score of New Castle Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in New Castle Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Castle Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

1   3/17/2021
Heather Quinn leaves children behind. Won't make space for my kids. Allows teachers to stay home and only teach virtual while my kids want to go back to school. Yet, still receives full funding while my kids get no real education.
- Posted by Parent - Parent

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 720 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 88% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72

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