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District VisionTop of Page

The Newcastle Elementary School District is committed to work in partnership with students, teachers, parents and community to provide every student with a personalized, challenging, academic program that develops 21st Century skills necessary to become active and effective global citizens. Each child’s innate ability will be supported in a caring, interactive, project/inquiry based learning environment with an emphasis on strong character and personal value.

District Core ValuesTop of Page

  • All decisions are based upon what is best for students.
  • All students can be successful in the right environment.
  • A safe positive and nurturing learning environment fosters forward thinking, creativity and collaboration.
  • Social, emotional, physical and academic growth are all equally important in the education of each child.
  • Parents are partners in providing a quality education.
  • Strong staff and parent relationships require open communication and transparency of process.

District PrioritiesTop of Page

  1. Student Learning and Achievement
  2. Fiscal Soundness/Positive Cash Flow
  3. Safe and Fully Functional Campuses

Specific Board GoalsTop of Page

  1. Seek out diverse views in the community to be shared with the Board.
  2. Provide community leadership on educational issues and advocate on behalf of students and public education.
  3. Improve the visual presence of all Board members at individual school events.
  4. Each Board Member strives to improve their knowledge and skills.

District History
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Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle Elementary School District, located at the "Gateway to the Foothills," first opened to 44 first through eighth-grade students in 1865. Although the building location has moved three times and expanded once, and district enrollment for the elementary school has grown to 480 students, with 151 students enrolled in elementary and 329 students enrolled in charter, it is still a small and close-knit community school serving TK through 8th-grade district and charter students and families. The mission of the Newcastle Elementary School District is to be committed to work in partnership with students, teachers, parents, and community. Our students are provided with an academic program designed to develop the 21st-century skills necessary to become active and effective global citizens. Our students are supported in a safe, positive learning environment that works to meet all students’ needs, and fosters healthy academic, social, and physical development. Newcastle Elementary School enjoys the reputation of having a strong programs with capable and caring staff leading the way.
The school provides for academic achievement through a rigorous curricular program focused on the common core standards, arts, and technology. Differentiated instruction and intervention occur at every grade level through daily "flex" time. In the Newcastle School community, we believe that every child can be successful, but not necessarily in the same way or on the same day and we work together to create opportunities for success for all students. Despite the challenges presented to school districts over the past three years, Newcastle School remains the cornerstone of a lifelong community of learners where students, staff, families, and community work together to ensure that students are successfully prepared for rigorous higher educational coursework, career challenges, and a globally competitive workforce. Staff, families and the community work to develop students who are prepared to the high levels of social, moral, and academic development.  
Student demographics of Newcastle Elementary School consist of 69% white, 20% Hispanic or Latino, 7%  two or more races, and zero students African American, Asian, Filipino, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander. 2% of students did not report. 26% of students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, 5% are English Learners, >1% are foster youth or homeless youth, and students with disabilities make up 9% of the population (source: DataQuest 22-23). Demographics have remained fairly consistent from previous years, with a note of a 5% increase in Hispanic and Latino students and a 6% increase in the number of socioeconomically disadvantaged students.