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About This School

Castle Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Castle Heights Elementary School is Brian Grass and can be contacted at beg1783@lausd.net. 576 students go to Castle Heights Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the Castle Heights Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 576 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Castle Heights Elementary School is 19:1. Shenandoah Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 9%
Hispanic 30% 73%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 11%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 75%
Limited English proficiency 16% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Castle Heights is the best thing that ever happened to our family. My daughter went there from 2nd - 5th grade. The school is culturally diverse and plenty of highly qualified instructors.

  • (4 months ago)

    We have been at this school for awhile. It is an excellent community and the principals have been great. The teachers are hit and miss. There are some incredible teachers and there are others who are terrible. In general teachers in CHES seem to have a hard time differentiating a student who excels or is trailing- may not do well. They say there is differentiation but I have not seen it other than kindergarten (kinder teachers are awesome). Again it depends on the teachers and there is not much that can be done with the poor performing teachers- it's the nature of the beast when dealing with LAUSD or any public school.

  • (9 months ago)

    Our school has a staffs that are wonderful and we have computer lab science art music and so much more. And we also are raising money to provide charity for a endangered red fox so we can keep it in our environment. Also we have after school programs at our school we have helping teachers aids and librarians to help children with their homework inside the library.

  • (11 months ago)

    Castle Heights has the best parents teachers school & kids! We love you Mr. Feeney Mrs Valdez Ms Malloy & all of the other fantastic dedicated teachers who love & care for our kids!

  • (11 months ago)

    Great campus. The full curriculum that includes "the extras" of an organic gardening program science computer instruction pe for all the kids (K-5) make it a magical neighborhood school. Lots of parent volunteers and an engaged booster club set this school apart making it 'the best private school that public funds pay for". The key is the fundraising and families are asked to contribute.

  • (1 year ago)

    A wonderful school with highly-involved parents an amazing principal and incredible teachers. Outstanding academics 903 API and SAS program beautiful campus with a living garden and student artwork lots of community-building events hard-working faculty and staff and parent involvement and organizations make it a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Castle Height is a great school. They have teachers that really care and push the students to to excel in their studies. I graduated from Castle Heights in 1985 and what makes the school exceptional is the higher learning. I am very proud that my son is enrolled at a quality school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! The teachers parents and principle are great. The parents are really involved and my child is so happy here. My son is in First Grade in Ms. Labelle's class.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is in first grade she has had the most amazing year in Ms. Labelle's class. Our Principal is hands on our parent group Friends of Castle Heights is amazing our PTA helps our kids to learn about community service by giving to those less fortunate throughout the year. CH is huge on recycling which also teaches students about our earth and how to keep our environment safe. Castle Heights is a SAS school and just received the honor of being a California Distinguished School. All Children at Castle Heights Elementary Shine. 1st grade parent and 2011 graduate Castle Heights Rocks!

  • (2 years ago)

    How lucky we are to be a part of the Castle Heights Family. It's a wonderful school with happy children incredibly involved parents an amazing principal and an especially dedicated teaching staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school since pre- k. It's an amazing community oriented parent involved school. My kids love their school & their teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our family also just finished 6 years at the school. The parent support at the school is amazing. Literally hunderds of thousands of dollars not to mention untold hours of volunteerism donated to the school. The parents have high expectations and the teachers and staff are well aware of that and meet those expectations. There was a concern a year ago when the school's principal retired. However the parent group was involved in the selection process for the replacement and the new principal Mr. Grass met every expectation. (Even went with the 5th graders on their AstroCamp field trip.) His energy level is amazing and he's firm but gives so much encouragement to the kids. You can tell he loves his job. At our new middle school we just found our daughter is in honors classes for all four core subjects. Even she said "our teacher last year really got us ready".) Thanks CH!

  • (2 years ago)

    My child went to Kindergarten at CHE last year. He was with Ms. Yoon and had a great time throughout the school year. He was ever ready to go to school and learn. Ms. Yoon is a great teacher and she loves to teach. Her enthusiasm is infectious and it rubs off on the kids. The STAR program is enriching and keeps the kids busy with a wide range of activities.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an amazing school. My daughter is beginning middle school and is so well-prepared. She had exactly the elementary school experience I hoped for her. Great learning great friends and a great time!

  • (3 years ago)

    Castle Heights is a fantastic school and parental involvement is phenomenal. My son just finished first grade and Mrs. Malloy should get teacher of the year she was just so wonderful. My oldest child was in STAR program at Kentwood ES for five years so I didn t hesitate to enroll my son into Castle Heights STAR program and they didn t disappoint. My son receives help with homework arts and crafts sports and is even in a woodshop course in the STAR program. 5 starts to CHE and the STAR program.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Castle Heights STAR! Great staff and wonderful programs. Thank you STAR Torrie Rosenzweig

  • (3 years ago)

    My son had the best time in the STAR Little Dippers. It was the best experience for him. I look forward to him starting kindergrten.

  • (3 years ago)

    STAR program gets 5 Star in my book. My little girl loves it so much. The staff is amazing. The fun they have there . There's no place like it. I applaud them . Great work to all.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son just finished 3rd Grade and our daughter will be in kinder next year at this school. The new principal is fantastic and the STAR PROGRAM is phenomenal. These two aspects make me so GRATEFUL to be a Castle Heights Dad!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Today is my daughter's last day as a 1st grader and she is already excited for the next school year. I'm glad that we have a school like Castle Heights that is so amazing the principal is great the best teachers in town great support from the parents and a wonderful school staff. The Star after school program is wonderful the staff are awesome. Good Job guys!!!! See you next school year.

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