Richard T. Castro Elementary School was built in 1993 in Southwest Denver. The namesake of our school is Denver native Richard T. Castro.  Mr. Castro was an outspoken leader regarding the importance of education to meet the needs of our culturally diverse population. Mr. Castro was elected to the first of five consecutive terms in the Colorado House of Representatives. Mr. Castro once said, “Education’s role in our society cannot be minimized. Preparation of our children for the future enhances and strengthens our society. Quality education is a worthwhile investment in our children and communities. It is quite probably the most critical investment a people can make.”

Castro School has a strong focus on literacy. We believe that “Together, students, parents, and educators of Richard Castro School will meet the needs of all students by engaging in literacy experiences of reading, writing, listening, and speaking to develop successful, responsible communicators and life-long learners. We also provide instrumental music, P.E., G/T, and technology instruction for k-5.

Richard T. Castro Elementary is a proud supporter of BookTrust – “Inspiring Kids’ Passion For Reading”



2012-13 Winter Weather Information
The decision to keep schools open or to close them during winter weather conditions is not a simple one, but it is made with one overriding factor in mind: the well-being of our students, their families and staff. It is a good idea to decide in advance how to best keep up with the changes, what childcare arrangements are needed, and how to adjust if schools are closed due to inclement weather. Detailed DPS winter weather and snow day information, including information on how families can find out if school is closed, can be found at:


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