James B. Castle High School

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James B. Castle High School
45-386 Kaneohe Bay Drive
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
United States
Type Public, Co-educational, Creative and Performing Arts
Motto "Character, Commitment, Competence"
Established 1951
School district Windward District
Principal Dr. Bernadette Tyrell
Faculty 85 (approx.)
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,100 (approx.)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Maroon, White, and Gold              
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Mascot Knights
Rival Kailua High School, Kalaheo High School
Newspaper Na Pali O Ko’olau
Yearbook Kaulana

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 2,100 students. The school is part of the Windward Oʻahu Subdistrict of the Hawaii Department of Education.


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.

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