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Castelar Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted February 4, 2013

My daughter is in the dual language program at this school and I am very pleased with her education. My siblings and I also attended this school and loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

This is a great school, with great faculty, and the administration seems to be caring and helpful. All three of my kids attend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

My daughter goes to this school and she loves to go everyday she comes home everyday learning so much and so happy that she gets to go the next day.This school has the best teachers that i have ever seen and i look forward to sending my other two children when they get older.
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Posted August 5, 2007

castalar is a great school and offers bilingual study
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female48%
Male66%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners53%

Reading

All Students49%
Female44%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch49%
Special education students36%
English language learners45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch41%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners30%

Reading

All Students45%
Female41%
Male49%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch43%
Special education students8%
English language learners35%

Writing

All Students61%
Female71%
Male51%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education students9%
English language learners45%

Reading

All Students58%
Female54%
Male61%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
Special education students27%
English language learners48%

Science

All Students27%
Female18%
Male33%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch25%
Special education students9%
English language learners11%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 85% 16%
White 8% 70%
Black 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2316 South 18th St
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: (402) 344-7794

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