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Castor High School

Public | PK-12 | 501 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2011

CHS is still a great school! We have great students, parents, and teachers. Our students are prepared for life after high school. Our test scores, including ACT are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2008

This school continues to strive for the best in educational as well as, parent envolvement. Comming from a school is Shreveport, this school is just awesome. The kids actually know who is sitting beside them in class. Keep up the great work students.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Castor high is great we have tons of spirit and awesome teachers the educational system is also really good
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2007

I had a great time in school their. WE never had band or choir, but we did have music. School was fun and like many people say they need UNIFORMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2007

Castor has been and remains the best school in Bienville Parish. However, coming from a small school and going to a large university for college was a bit of a wake-up call. I was valedictorian at Castor and graduated from college with honors and have completed my master's. Our exposure was limited due to the fact that we were a small school. I found that students from larger schools had the opportunity to take college coursework while in high school. They also had music, art, band, choir, etc. Castor has made strides over the last few years to offer more programs for the students and I applaude them for that. Now as the parent of a student at Castor, I would offer one suggestions: SCHOOL UNIFORMS. I am very disappointed when I visit the school & see low riders, hip-huggers, and sagging clothes on our students. It makes the entire school look bad.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 31, 2007

Well, here we go again... Castor is still the sweetest school ever! Good luck for a very good year to all the students and teachers. A special 'Thanks' to Mrs. Boyd for being such a wonderful principal but, also friend to our kids. You expect the best and our children learn to reach for the stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

Castor is the greatest school in the world!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

I would like to compliment Castor High. The students there are great! They care about their school and community. I had the opportunity to visit the school recently and I was impressed. It is obvious that the students and staff have lots of school pride. Keep up the good work, CHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

CHS is the best! Castor High is a great school. My children graduated from Castor and have now completed college. They were very well prepared to go to the next level. The teachers, counselor, and principal are all very caring and supportive. I am proud to be a CHS graduate also and will always appreciate the sound education I received at CHS. YEA, Tiger Pride still rules!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2006

I attended Castor High School for 14 years. I loved being in a small school surrounded by a small community where everyone cares for each other. Castor High School is very laid back and everyone knows everyone else, so it is easy for everyone to be comfortable in their environment. Castor is also great academically. It helped me pursue my career in Pediatric Nursing. I was very prepared coming into college, because of the education I recieved at Castor. My first year of college seemed to be a review of high school. (and LSUS is supposed to be the hardest college in Louisiana!) There are many clubs and organizations offered, and I was involved with each one while still maintaining a 3.9 GPA. 3/4 of my class graduated with a GPA above 3.0. Castor does not have a hard curriculum, but helps students prepare for their future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2005

I am a also a student at Castor, I believe that this school is academically well-off. It really is an awesome and rare occurence that you attend a school where you know everyone in your school, PreK-12. I would definitely reccomend this school to anyone considering attending.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2005

As a student of Castor High School, I believe Castor is a wonderful school. Castor has very athletic students, that wants to learn. The teachers at CHS is very well organized and nice. Our school is kept very clean by our costodians ect. I have been going to CHS for 10 years now and I have meet many new people, and accomplished many new thing. The academic programs is a good way to keeps student out of the streets and into the books. We have many clubs in our school that students from grades 4-12 can get involved in. At the beginning of the year some of the teachers called parents to come up to the school and have a meeting on how to make our school better, like with the dress codes ect., they also got the students oppinions. That's my oppinion on Castor High School!
—Submitted by a student


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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

30 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

30 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
50%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA 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
White 91% 49%
Black 7% 45%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • 'James Guin, PdD.'
Fax number
  • (318) 544-9077

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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140 Front Street
Castor, LA 71016
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