School Details

Raul H. Castro Middle School

2730 N. 79th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85035
(623) 691-5300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 856 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

59%
58%
61%
72%
70%
80%
43%
38%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cartwright Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
57%
64%
83%
79%
86%
40%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cartwright Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
46%
59%
47%
55%
70%
28%
42%
63%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cartwright Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Raul H. Castro Middle School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Raul H. Castro Middle School is Raul Pina. 856 students attend Raul H. Castro Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 91% of the 856 students here have subsidized lunches. Amberlea Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.5% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 90%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school staff and peers. Although it has little flaws it's near perfect. As an 8th grade student I've greatly increased my knowledge since that of Pendergast Elementary School. (k-8) I recommend this school for students who pay great attention.

  • (1 year ago)

    I had my son enrolled in this school and was constantly put down and told that he was Obtuse and would amount to nothing. Ob tuse (b-ts -tys b-) a. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. b. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity an obtuse remark. Tell me how does a teacher feel like they have the right to call any child obtuse. I took my son out of the school and moved him to Atkinson Middle School the staff their treats their kids with respect and are motivated to teach. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN CASTRO MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • (2 years ago)

    If I had a choice and knew better I would never have put my daughter in this school. There is more focus on child behavior than there is on academics. When my daughter's grades started slipping the teachers re-assured me "she's fine she's right there with the other kids". They hold NO expectations for academic achievement. There is a great deal of "favortism" from the teachers. I have spoken to many students that feel "bullied" from fellow students as well as the teachers. The principal is nice and I've had no problem with her however it seems that she doesn't have a clue what goes on in her school.

  • (3 years ago)

    iWent To This School From 6th-8th Grade And iLoved Every Part Of It. Compared To Estrella This School Is Amazinq!

  • (4 years ago)

    if you want your kid to succed to not put him in this school.It is an awful school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I put my child in this school and her grades went DOWN the teachers dont honestly care for the students. I do Not recommend Raul H. Castro middle school

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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