13 Parent Reviews for Helen Carr Castello Elementary School
I am a grandmother to granddaughters who attend Helen Carr Castello Elementary School, and have found this school to be an excelent teaching environment. Also, loved volunteering at this wonderful school. I also had the experience seeing how well my granddaugters did at school and noticed that they
... Read more were always excited to go to school which says a lot about the teacher (Ms. Maiden). Read less
Posted by a other on 06/02/13
I'm sad to see some of these comments. We've been to several school in Elk Grove and this is the best. The staff is great - teachers and admin. Our kids love their teachers, there's lots of involvement, we see the principal out all the time. She's been responsive & supportive of our needs. Cuts are due
... Read more to budget, not the principal. Test scores just went up 24 points! That's due to good teachers and leaders. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/06/10
The teachers are great and stay motivated, even when they're going through tough times. I agree the new principal is ineffective and programs have been cut since she started. She is unavailable and unresponsive to parents and is rude when asked questions. The VP is good and tries hard to be available
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Posted by a parent on 07/02/10
I feel that Castello is an excellent school. There is a ton of parent involvement, at least in the grades that my kids are in. The teachers that we have had have been great as well.
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Posted by a parent on 05/25/10
We've been at Castello since it opened and the teachers have all been great! We do have a new principal and yes I would agree she is out of touch. She has no real leadership skills and often offends parents. But that being said we still have the good teachers. I'm not sure with the budget cuts what
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Posted by a parent on 05/20/10
This school is going down hill since the new principal arrived. I'll be taking my kids elsewhere next year, not because of the teachers. The principal does not attend school performances and she is not out with the kids--she's always in her office on her computer. Discipline is lacking and is very
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Posted by a parent on 04/19/10
The teachers at Castello are passionate about their work. They connect with students and care more deeply than at other schools I've had my students at. My daughter is in 5th grade and her teacher is a whiz at teaching math. He explains things to her in a way that she 'gets it' for the first time
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Posted by a parent on 09/10/09
I have had nothing but a positive experience since the inception of Helen Carr Castello. Each teacher I've dealt with has been easy to reach, easy to communicate with and has a genuine concern for the education of my children. When I've needed our principal she has always responded quickly and with unbias.
... Read more She has been able to answer my questions and the kids appear to enjoy her presence. I am grateful for such a wonderful faculty and staff during these 'lean' times. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/09/09
Helen Carr has excellent teaching staff. There is great parent participation as well as parent/teacher communication. My daughter look s forward to going to school.
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Posted by a parent on 01/20/09
I think Castello is a great school. My son has learned so much in the two years that he has been there. The teachers are great! The parental involvement is definitely there.
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School Profile for Helen Carr Castello Elementary School
CST* Test Scores
Test Year: 2012
Helen Carr Castello Elementary School
Elk Grove Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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Elk Grove schools — Helen Carr Castello Elementary School is located at 9850 Fire Poppy Dr, Elk Grove CA 95757. 9850 Fire Poppy Dr is in the 95757 ZIP code in Elk Grove, CA The school district for Helen Carr Castello Elementary School is the Elk Grove Unified School District. Helen Carr Castello Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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