School Details

Castroville Elementary School

11161 Merritt Street, Castroville, CA 95012
(831) 633-2570
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 643 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

17%
27%
56%
30%
36%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • North Monterey County Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
22%
46%
22%
43%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • North Monterey County Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
39%
65%
51%
49%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • North Monterey County Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
43%
60%
23%
40%
65%
23%
31%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • North Monterey County Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
53%
60%
51%
52%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • North Monterey County Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Castroville Elementary School is a public elementary school in Castroville. The principal of Castroville Elementary School is Hugo Galvan, whose e-mail is hgalvan@nmcusd.org. 643 students go to Castroville Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 57% of the Castroville Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 643 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Castroville Elementary School is 19:1. Elkhorn Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 22%
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 0.6% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 4367%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 65%
Limited English proficiency 57% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is AWSOME... we just passed up @ schools in the past 2 years in our district because of our CST test scores so this rating should be more then a 2...!!!!!!! smh that's sad.....

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids attended this school a few years ago . I liked the school up untill i found out my child wasn't receiving the right help ! I do not recommend this school especially to parents with special need children Classes are getting crowded every year .This year they had too many 5th graders that my neace couldn't start school till 2 days later . My sister asked to speak to the principle and he just walked away from her . Im glad I pulled my kids out of this school district .

  • (3 years ago)

    Not so Good and needs a lot of improvements in all areas of the school don't expect a whole lot of anything except mediocrity.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is in the two way immersion program. He only spoke english and within one year his spanish is better than my three years of hs/college spanish. I am very pleased with the level of learning going on in this particular proram.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our daughter is entering the third grade this school year. We are very pleased with the quality of education she has experienced thus far at Castroville Elementary School. She is enrolled in the Two-Way Immersion program and is doing very well in English (her first language) and Spanish (her second language). We highly recommend the Two-Way Immersion program and the overall school environment is very nurturing. The teachers are great!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am the parent of two children at Castroville Elementary. One of my children was previously enrolled in a bi-lingual program and is now in a english only class. Although this program does teach them a second language at a early age I found it also sets them back in their native language.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child is now graduating from high school but previously attended Castroville Elementary School. They do have a few very gifted teachers (yes Mr. Karrer that would be you) but I do not feel that there is enough emphasis placed on the English speaking childrens' classes. I do realize that there is a great number of children that speak Spanish as a first language but that leaves the others out in the cold as they catch up. The one thing that surprised my husband and myself was the first Christmas show that we attended at the school. Now that I have said that I also must share this fact. I am the mother of a 'special education child' and Castroville Elementary School was the best thing that could have ever happened to him. Because of the individualized classes he received from Mrs. Webber he has now been accepted to a four year private college. He will start in the Fall. That would never have been possible without their Special Ed classes. He was reading at a low first level at the start of the fourth grade when we moved to Castroville and by the time he finished 5th grade he was reading at a 6th grade level! It was like a miracle! He had gone to private tutors for the 3 years prior to attendance at this school but nothing worked until he enrolled there. Hats off.

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