Newcastle Elementary School

6520 Newcastle Ave.
Reseda, CA 91335
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Newcastle Elementary School serves 379 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Newcastle Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (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 47% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Newcastle Elementary School's student population of 379 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students379 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

Newcastle Elementary 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 Newcastle Elementary School is 0.30, 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
#4957 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
83%
54%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
9%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.300.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newcastle Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Newcastle Elementary School is Reseda Senior High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sherman Oaks Center For Enriched Studies (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bertrand Avenue Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Reseda Reseda Senior High School Magnet School
    Math: 16% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,522 student
    0.3 miles
    18230 Kittridge St.
    Reseda, CA 91335
    (818) 758-3600
    0.3 9-12 1,522
  • Reseda Zane Grey Continuation Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 76 students
    0.3 miles
    18230 Kittridge St.
    Reseda, CA 91335
    (818) 758-3769
    0.3 9-12 76
  • Reseda Bertrand Avenue Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 407 students
    0.6 miles
    7021 Bertrand Ave.
    Reseda, CA 91335
    (818) 342-1103
    0.6 K-5 407
  • Van Nuys Lemay Street Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 407 students
    0.7 miles
    17520 Vanowen St.
    Van Nuys, CA 91406
    (818) 343-4696
    0.7 K-5 407
  • Reseda Sherman Oaks Center For Enriched Studies Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 4-12 | 2,085 students
    0.8 miles
    18605 Erwin St.
    Reseda, CA 91335
    (818) 758-5600
    0.8 4-12 2,085

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