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Castleberry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 786 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2014

I would rate this school lower by it won't allow me. I'm a former teacher at IMMS. I was run out by the principal and the HR department. They didn't state a reason but blamed me for the major failures of other staff and administration. They went as far as cutting my paycheck in half. This isd is a joke and they need to be investigated... Improper uses of grant monies to changing state test scores. The number of teachers run off there is close to 150 out of roughly 225 in three years. This ISD needs to be shut down!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2012

My son has gone to this school for 3 years now. We have had no problems until this year him being in the 2nd grade. His teacher has no clue how to teach. My son used to be a straight A student and now is getting C's and D's. The school or the teacher has not done anything about this. Very frustrating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

I am a single father with a son that is in Kinder. He seems to be happy but so far some of times there just haven't been the best. Im not going to down this school to much as I am a product of this school. I would agree with some of the other posts and say they do pick which students they are going to help and let the others just fade away. The school is growing and will be larger, and have more teachers once all the new money comes in. In five years it may be the best school in the area to send your child. But right now I would only have your child there if u have no other choice. My sons teacher forgets to send home is homework and then expects him to double up on the next night. HES 5 !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My daughter is a Pre Kinder and she loves the school and teachers, I really dont care for the community but the schools are good better than the fort worth isd well that's my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

This school district should be avoided! Find a better district for your children. There are some great teachers there until they are chased away by the way the district treats them!! They have an extremely high turn over rate!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

My so has been going to school here the last 2 yrs. I can't wait to get him into a better school district. The teachers seem to single out which kids they like and do not like and make it difficult for the ones they don't 'care' for. I have seen this in several classrooms not with my son but with children I care for I am child care provider. The office staff is never helpfull hey can never answer any questions no matter how simple they may be. The priciple is awfull she talks to parents like they are children and is completely disrespectful of parents and students alike. I tried to become an 'involved parent' as they say but was criticized for making any suggestions or attacked for making notice of things that need improvement. It honestly seems that parent involvement is discouraged. I am sincerely appalled
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They have a great staff and really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

I love this school! We have actually delayed moving because we feel so comfortable of our child going to this school, the principal and staff, teachers are all so caring, she had a awesome pre-K teacher Miss. Dufur, and a great kinder. Teacher Mrs. Gruber, i will definintely be staying where we are, I know my child is safe in the school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

I love this school! I am a parent of a 1st grader and soon to have a son in Pre-k..My daugther has learned soo many things from a teacher whose 1st time teaching kindergarten at Castleberry Elem..She told her students that each and everyone of them was SMART..and my daughter knows it and shows it.My daugther's I.Q is highier than some students I know from F.W.I.S.D...I loved the fact that they worked one on one with the students that go there..The school is very understanding and are always there to help you when it comes to their students..I'm very pleased to see the outcome they provied for my daughter! I can't wait to see what wonders they'll do for my son in Pre-k!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

I became an active parent in 2002 when my child was in third grade. It was difficult for me to speak my mind then and I regret it. I knew something was terribly wrong with the whole district. The school blames the parents and kids for how bad the place is, but there are other schools in Texas that are just a poor and they can still teach the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This school is predominantly hispanic and not diverse at all. The teacher turnover is not good. The student to teacher average is 20 to 1. Other than those three issues, I have not have any problems with this school.
—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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

185 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

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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.

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n/a

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

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n/a
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education83%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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

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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

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Writing

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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

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Math

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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education20%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual66%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education40%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual65%

Math

All Students66%
Female54%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education17%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual68%
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 Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students66%
Female64%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual83%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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

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
Hispanic 78% 52%
White 19% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 46%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • HOLLIE LANCARTE
Fax number
  • (817) 252-2399

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