James B. Castle High School

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For schools of the same name, see Castle High School

James B. Castle High School
Name

James Bicknell Castle High School

Address

45386 Kaneohe Bay Dr.

Phone

(808)233-5600

Town

Kaneohe, HI 96744

Established

1951

Community
Type

Public Secondary

Religion

Secular

Students

Coeducational

Grades

9 to 12

Accreditation
District

Hawaii State Department of Education

Subdistrict

Windward O'ahu District

Nickname

Castle Knights

Mascot

Knight

Colors

Maroon, gold and white
              

Motto
Military

USMC JROTC

Newspaper

Na Pali O’ Ko’olau

Yearbook

Kaulana

Distinctions
Website

Link

Coordinates

21°24′16″N 157°47′43″W / 21.40447°N 157.79525°W / 21.40447; -157.79525

James Bicknell Castle High School, more commonly James B. Castle High School or simply Castle High School, is a public coeducational high school located in Kāneʻohe CDP,[1] City and County of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The school serves grades 9 through 12 and has an enrollment of around 1,900 students. The school is part of the Windward Oʻahu Subdistrict of the Hawaii Department of Education.

History[edit]

Castle High School was founded in 1951.[citation needed]

The campus boasts the sculpture Spring, Summer, Autumn by Satoru Abe. Its mascot is the knight and the school colors are maroon, white and gold. The student newspaper is Na Pali O’ Koʻolau, while the yearbook is Kaulana. The Kaulana yearbook staff yearbook 2005-2006 had won for best yearbook in the state,[citation needed] and in a national competition held at Columbia University they received a silver medal and also received honors in two categories.[citation needed]

In 1977 The Castle High Marching Band became the first high school in the United States to play the half-time show at the annual East-West Shrine game.

The high school also has an internationally recognized performing arts program, Castle Performing Arts Center, or "CPAC" has produced multiple shows which have been the Hawaii premiere of those shows and participated in the 2009 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The theatre is named after Ronald E. Bright, former director at Castle and founder of CPAC.

ALMA MATER By: H. F. Choy

Hail, Alma Mater, Beneath the Pali lands. Where Mauna nigh keeps vigil Our Castle High School stands. Thy colors wave forever, Maroon, White and Gold. As loyal sons and daughters, Thy name we shall uphold. Ne'er failing though years go by, We honor thee, CASTLE HIGH.

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