James B. Castle High School
For schools of the same name, see Castle High School
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James Bicknell Castle High School
45386 Kaneohe Bay Dr.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
9 to 12
Hawaii State Department of Education
Windward O'ahu District
Maroon, gold and white
Na Pali O’ Ko’olau
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, 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.
Castle High School was founded in 1951.
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, and in a national competition held at Columbia University they received a silver medal and also received honors in two categories.
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.
- Bryan Clay (born 1980, class of 1998), decathlete.
- Carlos Diaz, Former professional baseball player (Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Dean Wilson (born 1969, class of 1987), Professional Golfer.
- Roman De Peralta (class of 2010), Lead singer for Hawai'i reggae group Kolohe Kai
- Kimee Balmilero (born 1979, class of 1997), actor.