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Castle Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 659 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2011

I have a child in 4th gread and I must say that I highly recommend Ms. Clark we had the best year with her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

My son is in kindergarten at Castle Hills and has had nothing but problems on their bus. Kids hit him, kick him, spit on him, and the bus driver does nothing. Multiple calls have been put in to the administration, and nothing gets done. The problem is never resolved, it just goes on and on and on. My son now feels he has to physically defend himself from attacks because all other options, including the adults in authority at Castle Hills and their transportation company, have failed him, and now HE is the one getting suspended off of the bus. Physical attacks have been made on my child and nothing is done until he retaliates. I am now forced to drive my son to school every day, at the possible expense of my job (since I will now be late to work every morning) before any more physical and emotional harm is done. Next year, I will be looking into other schools.
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Posted May 30, 2006

I believe this is one of the better schools in the District. My son has received the services that he needs but it did require us as parents to be actively involved in our child's education and in contact with our son's teacher. We highly recommend Ms. Robin Lathem as a 2nd grade teacher.
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Posted February 1, 2006

I have a son in 3rd grade at this school. I had problems with comunications from the school. I am a single parent and Alex the principle was very kind and understanding. She has helped me and so has Ms. Linn. Both of these ladies are great. I resect them and know that both of them care about my son. Thank you both for the understanding and support.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Female68%
Male49%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I59%
Special edn/a
Regular ed64%
English language learners (ELL)56%
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I64%
Special edn/a
Regular ed69%
English language learners (ELL)63%
Proficient in English64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I69%
Special edn/a
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I60%
Special edn/a
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I74%
Special edn/a
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I65%
Special ed12%
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I61%
Special ed22%
Regular ed69%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students34%
Female37%
Male30%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status29%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I34%
Special ed12%
Regular ed39%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 39% 32%
White 1 32% 50%
Hispanic 2 25% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Rees, Michael
Fax number
  • (302) 323-2921

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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502 Moores Lane
New Castle, DE 19720
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