About

Welcome! Castro is a very special place!

Mariano Castro Elementary School is one of seven elementary schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District.

Castro is a linguistically and culturally vibrant school, where students and parents of diverse backgrounds are accepted and valued. A dedicated staff, community and families work together for the success of every child. We strive for academic excellence and work diligently to maintain a warm, family-centered environment of mutual support.

The Castro community is dedicated to developing the full potential of all students and preparing them for success in life. This is Castro Pride.

Who was Mariano Castro?

Our school is named after Mariano Castro, who was born in San Francisco in the early 1800s. Castro received title to mission land that included both Mountain View and Sunnyvale. He quickly took up residence and established himself as both a cattle rancher and a local activist. He called his land Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas, this land grant would become the setting for a new town, and the Castro family would play an important role in its development.

Please see the Mountain View Centennial Report for more information on Mountain View History.

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