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About This School

Cora Castlen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grand Bay. The principal of Cora Castlen Elementary School is Mrs Pamela M Adams, who can be contacted at rwinhauer@mcpss.com. 487 children attend Cora Castlen Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 58% of the 487 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cora Castlen Elementary School is 14:1. Breitling Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 44%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 65%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child started to school last year at Castlen. I loved the school. I loved how his teacher went above and beyond to help him. I am not from the this community but I still think this is a good school. There are some children that have family that has always been at Castlen and they do tend to stick together. But they never made my child feel like an outsider. All around great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten and I love Castlen. The teachers are great and they're always going the extra step!

  • (4 years ago)

    my son goes to castlen and i love it.the staff is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are wonderful. Mrs adams is the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school it is the best! Especilly the principal she is very protective & cares about us!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a first time Kindergarten student and I have friends who have children at Breitling Elem...so far Castlen has held very informative meetings and provided much more information about our childrens education this year than Breitling has for my friends child...she feels left in the dark so far about what Breitling has to offer. We love Castlen so far!!!1

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a school teacher and I was not from the community. I was amazed by the actions that some teachers have taken at this school.I was lead to believe this was a great school... well if you are from the community and do not know any difference yes it is. In three years a teacher has never called me.. I have had to call and email to have things explained to me...

  • (6 years ago)

    Four out of five of my kids went to Castlen. We moved away 2 years ago and I miss the teachers and everyone there so much! They work so hard with all the children and they care about them. I do not feel the same way about the schools where we live now and wish we were back in Grand Bay. Great school!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Hello! My name is Crystal I went to castlen and so did my husband.Now we have 3 kids in castlen it is such a wonderful school.I love all the teachers there they are highly trained to teach our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hello. I think Castlen is a wonderful school. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister.We all went to Castlen. Now all of our children either go or have graduated from that great school. My daughter is 7 years old in the 2nd grade and has made A's and B's every year.The parent teacher communication is outstanding!!! I believe that is what makes the children do so very well I know it is for my daughter.

  • (11 years ago)

    I highly recommend this school. Our community is fortunate. Mrs.Pam Adams who is the principal is one who is sincerely dedicated through her efforts to create a life living experience by setting the example daily. My daughter has a wonderful relationship with Mrs. Adams and I respect Mrs. Adams professional ethics. Mrs. Adams is a strong leader within the community.

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