Castro Elementary School

Public K-5

 845 South Lowell Boulevard
       Denver, CO  80219-3369


 (720) 424-8990

 School Website

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
817th of 917 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  476

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
87.0%
African American:
5.3%
Asian:
5.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Castro Elementary School ranked worse than 89.1% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 79th among 100 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (87%), Asian (5.3%), African American (5.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 95.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Castro Elementary School is 15.4, which is the 52nd best among 100 elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
Compare Castro Elementary School employs 30.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Castro Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Castro Elementary School 817th of 917 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Castro Elementary School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 82nd of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Castro Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 4.53 770th 808 4.7%
2005 6.07 779th 823 5.3%
2006 6.62 780th 829 5.9%
2007 4.91 817th 852 4.1%
2008 10.83 769th 849 9.4%
2009 7.13 821st 872 5.8%
2010 9.37 847th 925 8.4%
2011 4.65 907th 935 3.0%
2012 2.43 934th 935 0.1%
2013 3.91 940th 954 1.5%
2014 4.94 949th 962 1.4%
2015 10.18 902nd 938 3.8%
2016 7.46 896th 914 2.0%
2017 13.15 832nd 929 10.4%
2018 14.00 817th 917 10.9%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, August 17, 2018

Open Quote Principal is very biased. I would never send another child to this school. Big staff turnover. Close Quote


by a teacher
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Open Quote The teacher turnover rate is very high at this school. Administration does not support teachers at all. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Castro Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 146 13 11 303 17 n/a n/a 0 490
1989 129 14 8 286 16 n/a n/a 0 453
1990 103 13 12 305 18 n/a n/a 0 451
1991 111 14 10 323 12 n/a n/a 0 470
1992 142 8 9 320 13 n/a n/a 0 492
1993 107 5 4 329 12 n/a n/a 0 457
1994 94 8 1 357 20 n/a n/a 0 480
1995 89 9 5 463 12 n/a n/a 0 578
1996 89 9 5 463 12 n/a n/a 0 578
1997 75 9 22 392 11 n/a n/a 0 509
1998 63 13 35 428 8 n/a n/a 0 547
1999 60 11 36 445 9 n/a n/a 0 561
2000 47 10 29 418 7 n/a n/a 0 511
2001 52 15 24 496 13 n/a n/a 0 600
2002 36 11 28 541 15 n/a n/a 0 631
2003 36 11 28 541 15 n/a n/a 0 631
2004 35 15 25 529 11 n/a n/a 0 615
2005 28 10 28 564 6 n/a n/a 0 636
2006 28 12 31 590 7 n/a n/a 0 668
2007 32 12 33 628 10 n/a n/a 0 715
2008 37 8 30 606 8 n/a n/a 0 689
2009 32 8 29 624 9 n/a n/a 0 702
2010 29 15 36 596 13 n/a n/a 0 689
2011 21 12 31 608 6 2 3 0 683
2012 16 14 23 626 6 2 2 0 689
2013 16 11 25 640 3 2 4 0 701
2014 10 15 25 546 2 1 4 0 603
2015 11 19 26 553 3 0 3 0 615
2016 9 23 23 469 3 0 1 0 528
2017 5 25 25 414 4 n/a 3 0 476

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 Castro Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 26.4 18.5 n/a
1989 453 22.2 20.4 49.7
1990 451 23.6 19.1 51.7
1991 470 26.7 17.6 55.5
1992 492 28.2 17.4 63.6
1993 457 27.2 16.8 53.2
1994 480 27.9 17.2 63.7
1995 578 28.4 20.4 70.4
1996 578 28.4 20.4 70.4
1997 509 20.6 24.7 68.4
1998 547 28.3 19.3 75.7
1999 561 23.3 24.1 77.2
2000 511 34.5 14.8 83.2
2001 600 39.0 15.4 83.2
2002 631 43.0 14.7 86.2
2003 631 43.0 14.7 86.2
2004 615 40.7 15.1 83.6
2005 636 38.2 16.6 90.3
2006 668 39.9 16.7 92.1
2007 715 39.0 18.3 77.2
2008 689 38.6 17.8 91.1
2009 702 43.1 16.3 93.6
2010 689 41.0 16.8 95.5
2011 683 41.7 16.3 96.8
2012 689 37.0 18.6 95.6
2013 701 41.2 16.9 95.7
2014 603 35.0 17.2 98.7
2015 615 33.0 18.6 98.2
2016 528 38.0 13.8 97.5
2017 476 30.7 15.4 95.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Castro Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 26.4 18.5 n/a
1989 453 22.2 20.4 49.7
1990 451 23.6 19.1 51.7
1991 470 26.7 17.6 55.5
1992 492 28.2 17.4 63.6
1993 457 27.2 16.8 53.2
1994 480 27.9 17.2 63.7
1995 578 28.4 20.4 70.4
1996 578 28.4 20.4 70.4
1997 509 20.6 24.7 68.4
1998 547 28.3 19.3 75.7
1999 561 23.3 24.1 77.2
2000 511 34.5 14.8 83.2
2001 600 39.0 15.4 83.2
2002 631 43.0 14.7 86.2
2003 631 43.0 14.7 86.2
2004 615 40.7 15.1 83.6
2005 636 38.2 16.6 90.3
2006 668 39.9 16.7 92.1
2007 715 39.0 18.3 77.2
2008 689 38.6 17.8 91.1
2009 702 43.1 16.3 93.6
2010 689 41.0 16.8 95.5
2011 683 41.7 16.3 96.8
2012 689 37.0 18.6 95.6
2013 701 41.2 16.9 95.7
2014 603 35.0 17.2 98.7
2015 615 33.0 18.6 98.2
2016 528 38.0 13.8 97.5
2017 476 30.7 15.4 95.4

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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