Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Castaneda Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 633 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted July 13, 2009

I am a parent and this past school year my daughter had a really hard and intimitating year with her teacher. The lady principal was unfriendly and the teacher had favorites. This school is flat out plain horrifying!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

I agree leadership by teachers and the principal is not that great. We were happy with the new principal, but Ohh deseption more of the same, she went only to one, maybe two meetings .And it's rigth too much favoritism with other teachers children. I'm a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Yes I think castaneda is a great school. The teachers work with not just the child but also the parent. I am sorry but teachers don't favor other teachers children. I am a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

I'm very disappointed in the school. Mr. Guerra has shown a lack of leadership and the teachers are not at all interested in the students. The students have no respect skills and the teachers seem to put up with it. The PTA meetings are always a disaster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

The look of the school is great however the quality of leadership by teachers and the principal is not that great.To much effort w/their appearance and too much favoritisim with other teachers children.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education60%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education33%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English98%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual76%

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual48%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual36%

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual36%

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual64%
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 Students89%
Female83%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual56%

Science

All Students76%
Female70%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual44%
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 "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

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 93% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 29%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • MARU FALLETICH
Fax number
  • (956) 632-3627

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

4100 North 34th Street
McAllen, TX 78504
Website: Click here
Phone: (956) 623-8882

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT