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502 Moores Lane
New Castle, DE 19720-3499
p. 302-323-2915

Castle Hills Elementary School
in New Castle, DE

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Colonial School District
State Agency:
Delaware Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredPrekindergarten – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs54.0
Surrounding communitySuburb, Large Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near New Castle, DE 19720-3499
Total Population55,539 (55,302 urban / 237 rural)
Households20,530 (2.66 people per house)
Median Household Income$46,669
Families14,346 (3.14 people per family)
Pop. — African American16,989
Pop. — Asian1,061
Pop. — Pacific Islander37
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native352
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)36,024
Pop. — Other2,133

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 340 44%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 77 10%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 417 54%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     15%
English Language Learners     9%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A77%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A65%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A64%
White Non-HispanicN/A76%
All Students<56%72%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 423 93.80%
GED Recipients     2.37%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Castle Hills Elementary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic330>42%33%
Asian / Pacific Islander51>6%3%
American Indian / Alaskan Native3N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic246<31%52%
Kindergarten 46 23 17 2 34 122
1st Grade 49 27 5 46 127
2nd Grade 57 25 10 38 130
3rd Grade 47 22 9 49 127
4th Grade 70 25 4 34 133
5th Grade 61 19 6 1 45 132
Total 330 141 51 3 246 771

Colonial School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Castle Hills Elementary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides88.0<14%20%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors34.0>5%4%
Library / Media Specialist11.0<2%2%
Library / Media SupportN/A0%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)10.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)19.0>3%2%
Guidance Staff Total29.0>5%4%
District Admins27.0<4%4%
Dist. Admin/Sppt22.0<4%4%
School Admins32.0<5%5%
School Admin/Sppt33.0<5%5%
Other Support239.0>39%37%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Colonial School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$414,000<$39$43
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$45,948,000>$4,405$3,525
 Issued During Fiscal Year$11,786,000>$1,130$976
 Retired During Fiscal Year$11,786,000>$1,130$976
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$56,025,000>$5,371$3,843
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund  $276
 Bond Fund  $2,258
 Other Funds$26,918,000>$2,580$1,539
Total Revenues$145,537,000>$13,953$12,545
Total Expenses$154,653,000>$14,827$12,075

Colonial School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$31,370,000$9,593,083
Special Education Programs$8,220,000$3,480,516
Vocational Education Programs$414,000$794,429
Other Education Programs$940,000$843,120
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$45,074,000$20,183,000$15,396,361$6,831,139
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$1,567,000$699,000$433,207$189,552
 General Administration$659,000$294,000$284,400$123,933
 School Administration$4,732,000$2,113,000$1,652,344$735,188
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,962,000$1,769,000$1,481,188$678,387
 Student Transportation$1,952,000$863,000$785,682$473,571
 Business / Central / Other$2,551,000$1,137,000$1,080,265$472,265
Food Services$1,918,000$528,000$840,667$231,481

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Colonial School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$2,428,000>$232$150
  General Administration$1,090,000<$104$296
  School Administration$6,858,000>$657$597
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$9,246,000<$886$1,316
  Student Transportation$6,124,000<$587$752
  Business / Central / Other$6,060,000<$581$681
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$4,961,000<$475$481
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $7
 Adult Education$458,000<$43$256
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures   
 Instructional Equipment$101,000<$9$45
 Other Equipment$236,000<$22$51
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$5,877,000>$563$335
Debt Interest$1,592,000>$152$143

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Colonial School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$2,651,000<$254$278
  Children with Disabilities Idea$2,575,000>$246$196
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$128,000<$12$12
  Title V, Part A   
  Vocational and Tech Education$118,000<$11$62
  Bilingual Education   
  Child Nutrition Act$2,368,000>$227$181
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid   
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$57,156,000>$5,479$5,041
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs  $7
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs   
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$23,929,000>$2,294$2,167
 Transportation Programs$5,005,000<$479$653
 Other Programs$6,771,000<$649$3,521
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$35,110,000>$3,366$2,928
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$3,799,000<$364$1,148
 From Cities and Counties   
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$1,494,000<$143$157
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$22,000<$2$13
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services   
 Interest Earnings$2,157,000>$206$123

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