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B-
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
New Castle Community School Corporation is a public school district located in New Castle, IN. It has 3,459 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About New Castle Community School Corporation...
Address
322 Elliott Ave
New Castle, IN 47362
Telephone
(765) 521-7201
Website

New Castle Community School Corporation Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1110
91 responses
Average ACT
24
8 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,459
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$45,442,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,890/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

New Castle Community School Corporation Reviews

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My experience at New Castle High School was overall an average high school experience. I was involved in a few extra curricular activities such as marching band, indoor percussion, and the PEER mentor program and I had a ton of fun and success with those activities. As for the academics, it was your average high school experience. The material was standard to the Indiana curriculum with some fun projects to go with it. Some teachers were better than others in both teaching and personal connections with students. Overall, I was satisfied during my years at New Castle.
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This school has great teachers, but the resources and funding for things that actually matter are practically nonexistent. If you’re looking for good sports teams the school is ok, but the coaches don’t necessarily choose teams fairly. Many times the athletes chosen are related to someone well known in the community and have more opportunities than other students. As for school environment, classrooms, libraries, and computer labs are average. Student resources could use some updating, but all in all they suffice and helped me get into a good college.
I had a pretty good experience with New Castle High School. Most of the teachers are very helpful and passionate. I've had many excellent teachers that are willing to help students in and outside of the classroom. There are a select few, however, that definitely need improvement. I think the school could do a better job of paying attention to what parents and students want. For example, many of the students said they would benefit from having handheld paper agendas instead of online agendas to keep track of their assignments and important dates. The school did not listen to what students said and continued to use the online form of the agenda. Very few of the students used the online version and many (including myself) went out and bought their own. I think if that if New Castle High School began to work on small things like this, their students and their parents would be happier.