From the classroom and the library to the Learning Garden and the computer lab, the Castle Heights curriculum is robust and well-rounded, serving one of the most diverse student bodies in the city.
API Scores: 899 (2013); 897 (2012); 903 (2011)
Learn more by reviewing our School Performance Indicators on the LAUSD website.
Castle Heights Elementary School has a Resource Specialist Program (RSP), a PAL Classroom (Preschool for All Learners) and a PSC Classroom (Preschool Comprehensive Program) serving students with special needs in grades PK-5. Our classes are taught by highly qualified and caring teachers and assistants.
School for advanced studies
Castle Heights is designated as a School for Advanced Studies (SAS). This means that all of our teachers have had the additional training and professional development required to meet the needs of Gifted and High Achieving students. The SAS program is not run separately from the school as a whole, but rather it is integrated into the work done in every classroom, so that every child benefits from a more challenging learning experience. Children who have been designated as academically gifted, have additional learning opportunities throughout the year, including supplementary enrichment classes and field trips.
Castle Heights is proud to have been recognized as a California Distinguished School, an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year.
Spanish world language immersion program
At Castle Heights Elementary School, we are committed to the principle that all students can become bilingual and biliterate during the elementary school years, while participating in a balanced educational program that promotes academic, social, physical and psychological growth. The vision for the World Language Program at Castle Heights is to help students develop to their fullest potential as they become bilingual and biliterate to meet the demands of the global workforce. Students receive rigorous academic instruction in both English and Spanish to reach academic proficiency, while gaining an appreciation for the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in a nurturing and supportive learning environment.