Castelar Elementary

Castelar Elementary
2316 South 18th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68108

Phone: (531) 299-1160

Fax: (531) 299-1168

Our Principal…

Mrs. Vargas

Castelar Soccer Schedules

2019 Season TBD

Weather Cancellation Phone Number: 


Omaha Public Schools

Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.

Castelar Cardinals ~ Determined to Succeed!

Castelar Elementary is located at 2316 S. 18th Street in the heart of South Omaha. Castelar staff is dedicated in providing quality education to students in Prekindergarten through fifth grade. The school offers English as a Second Language support, a unique K-5 Dual Language Program and a top rated Kids Club/ZAP(Zoo Afterschool Program) before and after school program. Castelar's mission is to inspire lifelong learners in achieving excellence. It is important that the entire school community work together and collaborate to create a strong and safe learning environment. Therefore, the involvement of parents and our community, as part of our team, ensures that each child will achieve both academic and social success.


Upcoming School Year Information 2020-2021

Questions in English call Mrs. Ledesma 531. 299.7407 /Preguntas en Inglés llamar a  Sra. Ledesma 531. 299.7407
Questions in Spanish call Mrs.Vega 531. 299.7414 /Preguntas en español llamar a Sra.Vega 531. 299.7414

Castelar's Wellness Plan encourages healthy options for our students and community. Check out our Wellness Tip in each Castelar Newsletter. Please refer to the student handbook for more information about healthy snack options.

By Policy of the Omaha Board of Education, treats made at home may not be given out at school. Please check with the teacher before sending any store bought treats or snacks to school to share with the class. Healthy treat/snack options are low in: sugar, artificial colors or flavors, and calories.

Thank you for all your support encouraging healthy habits for our community.


Click Here for information on Healthy Eating Choices.


Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre opciones de alimentación saludable.

Check out the new Recycling initiative from our Go Green Committee.  Bring your old unwanted crayons and dried out markers of any brand.  We will take them and recycle them.  Don't fill the trash can with them.  Feed the Marker Beast.


Twice a week teachers and students put out their recycling.  Here at Castelar we are proud of the work that we do to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  

We Love Our Volunteers!!

Want to Volunteer at Castelar? Use this link to fill out the volunteer form. Now only online. Please fill out a new volunteer form each school year. Volunteer Application

Want to Log your Volunteers Hours?  Use this link: Volunteer Login Access

To find more information about the Castelar Title 1 School Wide Plan click the link below:

Castelar Title 1 School Wide Plan

Look what's happening at Castelar



Did you know that Omaha Public Schools has adjusted their grading scale for the 2017-2018 school year?  Click the link to find out more information: OPS Grading Scale 2017 - 2018



Mrs. Vargas & Castelar Spotlight