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Castaneda Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 576 students

 

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Posted December 23, 2003

My child has attended this school for 4 years and am pleased with the services offered to him. I'm just sorry they didn't begin the DUAL-LANG. program earlier. I would have been very happy for my son to be able to read, write and communicate in two languages. Can you imagine how important that would be for him in the job market? This program also develops respect for other languages and cultures. Every child is eager to help the other learn a new language, thus developing their self-esteem along the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I am disappointed because this school is a dual-language school, and the parents don't have a choice whether or not to place there child in this program. Which I don't think is very benifical to the child.
—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 89% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female65%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual65%

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual59%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual15%

Math

All Students80%
Female71%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education80%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual50%

Science

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual36%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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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
Hispanic 99% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • NORA CAMARGO
Fax number
  • (956) 548-8811

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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