The students there are amazing and have a great potential! They are enthusiastic and wonderful to work with. Principal Choi and his staff do a great job teaching the kids to be intelligent and talented!
Good loving school really care about your child and will take time and effort to support your child when they need the most. Yet very understanding especially when it comes to our child education
The students are friendly and teachers do their best to help every student lacking behind, and it's safe and environmental-friendly.
Castelar Elementary School has been given it's best effort throughout everything.
Teachers were so helpful and attentive. My experiences learning pre-algebra and honing my reading/writing skills here really prepared me for the courses I took in middle school and even in high school.
The principal has been a strong community ally and has been able to work with different organizations in nearby colleges to provide resources that this school has historically been deprived of. That kind of leadership has ensured that these students have mentors in this underserved community.
I love this school because I used to work for their L.A best program. Overall, my experience with the kids were wonderful. They were very well-behaved and showed potential for their future.
These kids deserve the best! Castelar Elementary can participate in so many external programs and events, may they be recreational, tutorial, or educational. Still, the inner city students with immigrant backgrounds experience the rich culture of Chinatown, but ironically lacks the funds to support thier academic curricula. With this award, I'm sure Castelar will build a brighter future for these kids that will rise against their socioeconomical restraints!!!!
Some students at Castelar who need extra help are usually eligible to enroll for free Saturday classes hosted by AATP (Asian American Tutorial Project) and receive a chance to catch-up and excel in schoolwork. This wonderful opportunity is available to students at Castelar and really helps build a more solid foundation for the young students.
I love Castelar Street Elementary School because the kids are so keen to learn and are such fast learners. I believe that with more resources, students Castelar Elementary School can become even more engaged in learning, creating a brighter future for themselves through education.
Excellent elementary school, great teachers and near by in Chinatown with lots of parking if you need to pick up or do drop off.
It was a great school with fantastic teacher who are willing to teach and patient.
Teachers that make an effort to know everyone, a principal that isn't afraid to step out onto the playground, and a quiet neighborhood (local hospital on the east side, chinese school on the west side, and a recreational park on the north side) make this the most awesome elementary school I know.
Castelar is a great community school. In addition to excellent academics, it now only addresses the educational needs of its students, but also the supportive needs of their mostly immigrant parents.
Castelar is an excellent elementary school that caters to every student's needs, especially for new immigrants like I once was. The teachers' patience, warmth, and hands-on teaching methods really kick-started my education here in the States. I feel extremely fortunate to have been part of this big family.
Castelar is located in Chinatown. The teachers are supportive, caring, enthusiastic, challenging, and continuous learners. These teachers learn from their students as much as their students learn from them. These teachers put their best foot forward in their job. Every child should have the opportunity to experience the diverse curriculum offered at Castelar. 'To teach is to touch a life forever!' The teachers at Castelar have left an imprint of positivity in my mind and my continuous path to success.
Castelar has wonderful teachers that support their student. The school is overall wonderful.
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