School Accountability Report Card
Single Plan for Student Achievement
Each school in San José Unified annually develops a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This plan includes the academic goals the school will be working on during the year and shows how the school will be using the funds allocated to the site.
The SPSA is written with the help of the School Site Council, which then approves the final document and forwards it to the Board of Education for their approval.
Click here to review Castillero SPSA
Grade 6 Course Selection
Grade 7 Course Selection
Grade 8 Course Selection
Homework center is open Monday-Thursday from 4:00-4:50 and will begin on Tuesday, September 5th
In order to attend, students need to complete a permission slip that is signed by a parent or guardian. Permission slips are available this week in the Student Services office.
Students arriving to Homework Center after 4:10 will not be admitted.
Students may attend between 1-4 days per week and the days may vary each week. Once students have signed in to the Homework Center they may not leave before 4:50 without being signed out by a parent/guardian.
We provide a 5:00 late bus for students with a bus pass.
Castillero Uniform Policy
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Castillero MS adheres to the uniform policy outlined below and follows district policy for appearance dress code found in the San Jose Unified School District Handbook. Uniforms are available at a variety of stores including, but not limited to, Target, Merry Mart, and Walmart. Please use this guide when shopping for your Castillero MS Uniform.
Sweatshirt / Sweater
Pants / Shorts
Polo Shirt / Turtleneck / School T’s
Shoes / Shoelaces
Shirts / Skorts
Socks / Stockings / Tights
Hair Accessories / Jewelry
Parents requesting for their child to opt-out of the uniform policy are to write a letter to the school principal stating the reasons for the request and meet with the principal personally before the opt out is in effect, as per Education Code 35183.
ALL students MUST comply with SJUSD Appearance / Dress Code at all times.
Where Everybody Belongs
Castillero Cobra Courtesies
In order to provide the highest degree of educational opportunities, the Castillero PBIS Team works to foster a positive and safe learning environment; we strive to increase happiness, healthiness, and productivity of our community while maintaining transparent and consistent behavioral expectations through explicit instruction on how to be respectful global citizens.
Rules and Policies
2017-2018 Student Handbook
Manual de información para estudiantes del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José 2017-18
Castillero Uniform Policy
I just returned from my daughter's orchestra concert, and as always I come away from a Castillero event thinking, "Parents would expect to pay thousands of dollars in tuition if this were a private school!" Castillero has 6 bands, 5 orchestras, 5 choirs, a full time drama teacher, a full time dance teacher and 3 full time art teachers. Every child gets 1 1/2 electives per year (2 1/2 if your child takes 0 period). My daughters had in dance, band, orchestra, drama and art. Everything except dance was fantastic. The school has very little bullying because everyone has their arts niche where they feel comfortable, talented and happy. When my daughter graduated she wept, "I can't leave band! They are my brothers and sisters!" The school sacrifices 1 semester of science each year to get in an extra elective, but I consider it completely worthwhile. As in every school there are strong and weak teachers in every subject. Math, science, social studies and language arts could all use improvements here and there, but overall it is an amazing school and I know our family will be grateful for the rest of our lives that our daughters were able to attend.