PARENTS BEWARE! If you receive an intra-district permit and are accepted to Castle Heights, don't get your hopes up. We applied for an intra-district permit for my daughter entering T-K in June and received notification a week later she had a spot in the T-K program. A DAY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTED at 4pm, I received a call from the principal stating there was no longer room for my daughter and that we would have to attend another school in the area. We attended the beginning of the year social a week prior, had met the T-K teacher, the principal, and my daughter was so excited to begin school with some of her preschool mates. Completely disappointing. So, from what I hear Castle Heights is a great school, but don't be disappointed when your permit falls through.
Castle Heights has provided an excellent educational experience for my children. We were fortunate, and all of their teachers were awesome. The school provides many programs, such as art, music, science, computer lab, gardening, and PE due to its active PTA and high parent involvement. Lots of fundraising opportunities in order to raise money for the school. Most LAUSD schools do not offer these programs, so it was a blessing to have my children here. Clean and well kept school.
This is an AMAZING school, with dedicated teachers, principal, librarian and parents. The STAR Program is fantastic and the level of parental involvement is fantastic!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I love Castle Heights STAR! Great staff and wonderful programs. Thank you STAR Torrie Rosenzweig
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.
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