School Details

Castle South Middle School

3711 Casey Road, Newburgh, IN 47630
(812) 490-7930
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 700 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

87%
84%
78%
95%
94%
82%
84%
82%
64%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Warrick County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
75%
88%
89%
78%
87%
82%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Warrick County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
84%
73%
95%
88%
80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Warrick County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
79%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Warrick County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Castle South Middle School is a public middle school in Newburgh. The principal of Castle South Middle School is Mr Jim Hood. 700 children attend Castle South Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 1% of the Castle South Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 29% of the 700 students here get reduced lunch prices. Newburgh Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 90%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 31%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0.9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Have lived in this area over 30 years. I have children in CSMS & what a disappointment it has been. Most of the teachers send home the schoolwork and the parents are the ones doing the teaching. It amazes me the amount of weekend work that is given. The amount of money you spend on projects. These teachers are being paid to teach and supervise our children. If they were there would not be a need for bully tip lines and things as this. It amazes me that it still matters who you are as to how you are treated. That is sad and makes it very uneasy. Teachers should be in the classroom not in the halls. In the lunchrooms not on breaks with friends. Mold and make these kids walk the line. It's everyone's future!!! Would I pick this school No!!! Even when reports are given they fall on deaf ears. It's going to take something really terrible to happen before changes are made with the teachers and the out of had behavior. You have to realize. The area you are picking to live is an area of parents who want their child to do well so CSMS may look like they are doing a great job when many times its the parents working late hours with that child because the teachers did not do their job.

  • (1 year ago)

    CSMS is an outstanding student centered school! Expectations for achievement are high and the highest academic standards are held for students and staff! ECA programs are strong especially in vocal music drama and instrumental music. Great parent involvement and support enhance the strong teaching staff!

  • (2 years ago)

    i have knew a lot of good people and good teachers who have went here.

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