Castaic Elementary

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Castaic Elementary is a public elementary school serving 411 students in grades K-6 in the Castaic Union School District, located in Castaic, California. The school has consistently been rated 4 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger, ranking in the top half of California elementary schools.

Castaic Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with 47.69% White, 34.55% Hispanic, and 10.95% Asian students - a notably different racial composition compared to nearby schools. The school also performs well academically, with a higher percentage of students scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 56.49% of Castaic Elementary students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 55.51% for the district and 46.66% for the state. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 38.93% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, lower than some nearby schools like Live Oak Elementary (51.35%) and Northlake Hills Elementary (58.12%).

However, Castaic Elementary has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.4% in 2020-2021 to 18.4% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the state average of 14.3%. This is a concern that the school and Castaic Union School District should address, as high rates of chronic absenteeism can negatively impact student learning and achievement. Overall, Castaic Elementary is a high-performing school that stands out among its peers, but the increase in chronic absenteeism is a challenge that the school should prioritize addressing.


Detail:

Public K-6

 30455 Park Vista Dr.
       Castaic, CA  91384-3728


(661) 257-4530

District: Castaic Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
1347th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,396 Help


Students who attend Castaic Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Castaic Middle
High:    Academy of the Canyons
    Valencia High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.6 Help
Number of students:  411

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.7%
Hispanic:
34.5%
Asian:
10.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.9% Help


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Compare Details Castaic Elementary ranks better than 77.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Castaic Union School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.62. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Castaic Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Castaic Union School District. Racial makeup is: White (47.7%), Hispanic (34.5%), Asian (10.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Castaic Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Castaic Elementary is 25.6. 1 elementary schools in the Castaic Union School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Castaic Elementary is $5,396. 1 elementary schools in the Castaic Union School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Castaic Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Castaic Elementary 1347th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Castaic Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Castaic Union:

SchoolDigger ranks Castaic Union 362nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Castaic Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Castaic Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.36 963rd 4809 80.0%
2005 75.78 1098th 4822 77.2%
2006 81.49 898th 4818 81.4%
2007 67.61 1476th 5113 71.1%
2008 70.68 1373rd 5113 73.1%
2009 73.90 1261st 5193 75.7%
2010 76.11 1181st 5314 77.8%
2011 72.01 1393rd 5377 74.1%
2012 61.43 1966th 5390 63.5%
2013 61.95 2003rd 5530 63.8%
2015 71.05 1453rd 5611 74.1%
2016 80.37 1115th 5614 80.1%
2017 74.11 1382nd 5692 75.7%
2018 69.53 1590th 5662 71.9%
2019 74.55 1403rd 5789 75.8%
2022 72.48 1507th 5883 74.4%
2023 75.62 1347th 5874 77.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Castaic Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.70 2576th 5084 49.3%
2019 67.48 1307th 5173 74.7%
2022 68.35 1250th 5264 76.3%
2023 88.63 442nd 5374 91.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Castaic Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.95 1373rd 5413 74.6%
2019 74.17 1330th 5492 75.8%
2022 74.06 1353rd 5635 76.0%
2023 76.74 1229th 5617 78.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Castaic Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 74.92 369th 2227 83.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Castaic Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.14 1757th 5431 67.6%
2019 72.58 1407th 5510 74.5%
2022 68.64 1582nd 5663 72.1%
2023 69.26 1535th 5650 72.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Castaic Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.60 2188th 4830 54.7%
2019 66.39 1331st 4963 73.2%
2022 73.36 999th 5084 80.4%
2023 79.93 733rd 5098 85.6%
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Rank History for White students at Castaic Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.07 1451st 2737 47.0%
2019 47.61 1634th 2834 42.3%
2022 45.96 1577th 2726 42.1%
2023 45.04 1570th 2662 41.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Castaic Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Castaic Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 426 22 19 246 0 n/a n/a 0 713
1989 283 7 14 59 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1990 296 6 23 71 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1991 387 4 27 75 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1992 400 7 30 56 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1993 404 5 27 88 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1994 435 4 28 93 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1995 489 11 45 102 0 n/a n/a 0 647
1996 489 11 45 102 0 n/a n/a 0 647
1997 517 17 57 112 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1998 431 15 28 79 0 n/a n/a 0 553
1999 483 15 46 98 1 n/a n/a 0 643
2000 502 17 38 104 0 n/a n/a 0 661
2001 533 16 45 132 1 n/a n/a 0 727
2002 587 26 68 160 1 n/a n/a 26 868
2003 587 26 68 160 1 n/a n/a 26 868
2004 524 23 82 104 0 n/a n/a 36 769
2005 520 28 87 112 0 n/a n/a 32 779
2006 519 29 86 116 1 n/a n/a 52 803
2007 491 39 75 123 1 n/a n/a 47 776
2008 458 31 77 124 n/a n/a n/a 0 690
2009 425 26 70 122 0 0 75 0 718
2010 372 26 64 170 0 0 32 0 664
2011 306 23 60 174 0 0 28 0 591
2012 292 19 67 172 1 1 26 0 578
2013 286 21 75 176 1 1 24 0 584
2014 265 14 61 150 1 1 16 0 508
2015 261 16 56 139 1 1 15 0 489
2016 283 14 70 157 1 2 21 0 548
2017 262 16 70 141 1 2 19 0 511
2018 252 10 71 153 1 2 29 0 518
2019 237 8 65 139 0 1 29 0 479
2020 223 6 57 157 0 0 30 0 473
2021 204 8 44 131 0 0 32 0 419
2022 215 4 43 148 0 0 28 0 438
2023 196 5 45 142 0 0 23 0 411

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Castaic Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 713 29.0 24.5 n/a
1989 363 12.0 30.2 n/a
1990 396 15.0 26.4 n/a
1991 493 18.5 26.6 n/a
1992 493 18.8 26.2 11.8
1993 524 18.0 29.1 14.5
1994 560 21.0 26.7 19.1
1995 647 24.6 26.3 22.7
1996 647 24.6 26.3 22.7
1997 703 28.5 24.7 20.5
1998 553 25.6 21.6 21.2
1999 643 32.3 19.9 20.8
2000 661 35.8 18.5 16.3
2001 727 39.8 18.3 11.7
2002 868 47.9 18.1 10.3
2003 868 47.9 18.1 10.3
2004 769 40.2 19.1 5.6
2005 779 40.4 19.3 6.2
2006 803 42.4 18.9 7.5
2007 776 41.0 18.9 7.1
2008 690 43.5 15.9 7
2009 718 39.4 17.3 8.9
2010 664 37.3 17.8 10.4
2011 591 n/a n/a 10.3
2012 578 29.4 19.6 n/a
2013 584 29.2 20.0 12.5
2014 508 27.0 18.8 13.8
2015 489 22.0 22.2 13.3
2016 548 21.0 26.0 13.5
2017 511 20.0 25.5 12.9
2018 518 21.0 24.6 17.8
2019 479 19.0 25.1 18.2
2020 473 n/a n/a 17.5
2021 419 17.1 24.4 16.7
2022 438 16.5 26.5 27.6
2023 411 16.0 25.6 38.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Castaic Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 713 29.0 24.5 n/a
1989 363 12.0 30.2 n/a
1990 396 15.0 26.4 n/a
1991 493 18.5 26.6 n/a
1992 493 18.8 26.2 11.8
1993 524 18.0 29.1 14.5
1994 560 21.0 26.7 19.1
1995 647 24.6 26.3 22.7
1996 647 24.6 26.3 22.7
1997 703 28.5 24.7 20.5
1998 553 25.6 21.6 21.2
1999 643 32.3 19.9 20.8
2000 661 35.8 18.5 16.3
2001 727 39.8 18.3 11.7
2002 868 47.9 18.1 10.3
2003 868 47.9 18.1 10.3
2004 769 40.2 19.1 5.6
2005 779 40.4 19.3 6.2
2006 803 42.4 18.9 7.5
2007 776 41.0 18.9 7.1
2008 690 43.5 15.9 7
2009 718 39.4 17.3 8.9
2010 664 37.3 17.8 10.4
2011 591 n/a n/a 10.3
2012 578 29.4 19.6 n/a
2013 584 29.2 20.0 12.5
2014 508 27.0 18.8 13.8
2015 489 22.0 22.2 13.3
2016 548 21.0 26.0 13.5
2017 511 20.0 25.5 12.9
2018 518 21.0 24.6 17.8
2019 479 19.0 25.1 18.2
2020 473 n/a n/a 17.5
2021 419 17.1 24.4 16.7
2022 438 16.5 26.5 27.6
2023 411 16.0 25.6 38.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Castaic Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201291.0%2.0%0.0%7.0%94.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%95.0%
201393.0%4.0%0.0%4.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%94.0%96.0%
201497.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%
201594.0%3.0%0.0%3.0%94.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201693.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201997.0%3.0%0.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Castaic Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,396

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Castaic Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1403rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1347th of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Elementary)54.751.6
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Union)53.347.5
 5.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Castaic Elementary)51.964.6
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Castaic Union)51.954.8
 2.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Elementary)62.357.4
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Union)57.357.9
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Castaic Elementary)49.455.6
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Castaic Union)58.656.3
 2.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Elementary)72.659.6
 12.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Union)68.755.3
 13.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Castaic Elementary)52.934.6
 18.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Castaic Union)52.939.3
 13.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Castaic Elementary)64.746.2
 18.6%
   5th Grade Science (Castaic Union)52.138.4
 13.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Elementary)63.658
 5.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castaic Union)58.352.9
 5.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Castaic Elementary)5255.1
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Castaic Union)43.841
 2.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students479411
 14.2%
African American85
 37.5%
American Indian00
Asian6545
 30.8%
Hispanic139142
 2.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White237196
 17.3%
Two or More Races2923
 20.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.2%38.9%
 20.8%


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Students at Castaic Elementary are 48% White, 35% Hispanic, 11% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 411 students attended Castaic Elementary.

Students who attend Castaic Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Castaic Middle
High : Academy of the Canyons
High : Valencia High

Castaic Elementary ranks 1347th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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